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WHO has launched a 6-day spraying campaign against dengue vectors in all districtsWHO has launched a 6-day spraying campaign against dengue vectors in all districts of Aden governorateHighlights, June 2016

  • From 21 to 30 June, WHO delivered 35 tonnes of emergency medicines for primary health care to the main hospitals in Al-Baidha'a, Al-Hudaydah, Al-Mahweet, Amran, Dhamar, Hajjah, Ibb, Rayma, Sa'ada, Sana'a and Taiz governorates. These main hospitals can cover the primary health needs of around 150 000 people.
  • During the reporting period, the Field Medical Foundation (FMF) rehabilitated and equipped two obstetric emergency departments in Al-Shuhada'a and Al-Raida Hospitals in Al-Dhalea and Hadramout governorates as part of the integrated health care project supported by WHO.
  • A four-day national campaign against schistosomiasis and parasitic worms was concluded on June 2, targeting 2 483 013 people above 6 years of age in 37 districts in seven governorates (Taiz, Abyan, Al-Dhalea, Amran, Hajjah, Al-Hudaydah and Al-Jawf).
  • From 4 to 5 June, the Ministry of Public Health and Population, in cooperation with WHO, UNICEF, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) and Save the Children organized a national workshop for supporting public health for 2016.
  • The workshop aimed at coordinating between the MoPHP and other international and national health partners to implement planned health services and strengthen the health system in Yemen.
  • In response to a dengue fever outbreak in Marib governorate, WHO urgently provided the governorate’s Health Office with 500 bottles of IV fluids, three rapid diagnostic dengue fever kits and one for chikungunya fever, as well as 2000 leaflets and brochures raising awareness about dengue prevention.

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Yemen health cluster bulletins

  • UN convoy delivers supplies to Aden in YemenLife-saving health supplies, in six trucks as part of a United Nations convoy, contained medicines, medical supplies, and water and sanitation supplies for beneficiaries in Aden An upsurge in cases of measles and dengue has been reported in Al-Mukalla, Hadramout governorate, during the reporting period. 
  • Since March 2015, 5697 cases of suspected dengue fever and severe dengue fever cases have been reported. These include 3000 suspected cases reported from Aden from public and private functioning hospitals through eDEWS and the routine surveillance system. 
  • Due to the disrupted health system and collapsed water and sanitation facilities a consistent increase in diarrhoeal diseases has been recorded among the affected population. 
  • Estimates show that 2.6 million children under 15 years of age in Yemen are at risk of measles; 2.5 million under 5 are at risk of diarrhoeal disease and another 1.3 at risk of acute respiratory infections.
  • More than 500 000 litres of fuel have been distributed to hospitals to ensure continuity and functionality of main hospitals, vaccine stores, ambulances, national laboratories, kidney and oncology centres, and health centres in 13 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 2015

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