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Highlights, 16–30 August 2016

WHO delivered 50 tonnes of medicines and medical supplies to Sana'a on 16-17 AugustWHO delivered 50 tonnes of medicines and medical supplies to Sana'a on 16-17 August

  • During the reporting period from 16 to 30 August, 65 people were killed and 370 injured. Since the beginning of the crisis, from 19 March 2015 to 30 August 2016, a total of 6787 deaths and 33 857 injuries were reported from health facilities in conflict-affected governorates. The number of deaths is believed to be higher given that this report only captures health facility reported deaths.
  • Two planes carrying 50 tonnes of medicines and medical supplies arrived on 16 and 17 August 2016 in Sana'a Airport. The shipment contained 10 trauma kits to treat 1000 patients requiring trauma surgical care, IV fluids (Ringer lactate) and medicines for noncommunicable diseases.
  • WHO, with support of the King Salman Centre for Relief and Humanitarian Aid, delivered two trucks carrying more than 12 tonnes of emergency medicines and medical supplies to Taiz City on 26 August. The supplies contained inter-agency emergency health kits, blood bags, diarrhoeal disease kits, neonatal resuscitation kits, burn dressing kits and various types of IV fluids.
  • WHO conducted a 5-day fogging campaign against dengue vectors in Al-Shehr District, Hadramout govenorate on 18 August.

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Total population (000s) 25 235
Total health expenditure (% of general government expenditure) 3.9
Primary health care units and centres (per 10 000 population) 1.5
Life expectancy 64.0

Source: Country statistical profiles 2016

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