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Aid plane arriving in Socotragovernorate carrying WHO emergency medicines and medical supplies. Photo: WHOAid plane arriving in Socotra governorate carrying WHO emergency medicines and medical supplies. Photo: WHOHighlights, May 2016

  • Despite the cessation of hostilities agreement on 10 April, ground fighting is still taking place in Marib, Al-Jawf and Taiz, claiming dozens of lives and overburdening health facilities.
  • Power outages and shortages of fuel are creating challenges for health facilities in Al-Hudaydah governorate.
  • Suspected cases of dengue fever in Shabwa governorate have significantly increased.
  • A WHO aid plane arrived in Socotra governorate carrying eight tonnes of emergency medicines and medical supplies. With support of Global Fund and WHO, a ship carrying 1.5 million bednets arrived in Al-Hudaydah port.
  • WHO continues to provide safe water on a daily basis for Al-Thawra, Al-Jumhoori, Al-Mudhaffar, Al-Swaidi Hospitals and two dialysis centres in Taiz City, as well as Khalifa Hospital in Al-Turba City.
  • WHO and the Ministry of Public Health and Population (MoPHP) concluded a third workshop on mental health and psychosocial support during crises for health and community workers in Sana'a, Hajjah, Hadramout and Aden governorates.

Read the latest situation report, May 2016 [pdf 251kb]

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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.

Read the latest bulletin, 15 June–25 July 2015

Health cluster bulletin, 7 June 2015

Health facility-based reported deaths and injuries

Latest health facility-based reported deaths and injuries

Assessment of health facilities damaged due to conflict

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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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