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WHO has supported the establishment of 26 diarrhoea treatment centres (DTCs) in all cholera-affected governoratesWHO has supported the establishment of 26 diarrhoea treatment centres in cholera-affected governoratesHighlights, November 2016

  • From 19 March 2015 to 18 November 2016, a total of 7272 conflict-related deaths and 38 279 injuries were reported from health facilities in conflict-affected governorates. The actual number of deaths is believed to be higher given that this report only captures health facility reported deaths.
  • As of 29 November, 7730 suspected cholera cases have been reported, of which 122 have tested positive for Vibrio cholerae in 14 governorates.
  • Final findings from WHO's Health Resources Availability Mapping System (HeRAMS) in 16 governorates show that out of a total 3507 surveyed health facilities, only 45% are fully functional and accessible, 38% are partially functional and 17% are non-functional.
  • Increased cases of measles have been reported in Sa'ada, Amran, Sayoun and Al-Mahra governorates, sparking concerns over the spread of the disease to other governorates. The total number of suspected cases reached 2780, of which 122 cases were classified as measles cases.
  • To ensure the safety of vaccines, 143 solar-powered vaccine refrigerators provided by WHO have arrived in Al-Hudayda to be distributed to all governorates.

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Key health-related statistics

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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