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WHO has provided the Ministry of Public Health with 143 700 ampules of insulin to be distributed to all governoratesWHO has provided the Ministry of Public Health with 143 700 ampules of insulin to be distributed to all governoratesHighlights, July 2016

  • From 19 March 2015 to 17 June 2016, a total of 6571 deaths and 32 856 injuries have been reported from health facilities in conflict-affected governorates in Yemen. Given that these figures only reflect health facility reported statistics, the actual number of deaths and injuries are believed to be even higher.
  • To address shortages in medicines for patients with diabetes, WHO provided the Ministry of Public Health and Population with 143 700 ampoules of insulin on 12 July for distribution to all governorates in Yemen.
  • WHO and Al-Hodeida governorate concluded a 6-day governorate-wide fogging campaign against dengue vectors on 5 July. The campaign targeted 24 300 houses with the participation of 54 workers and 40 health educators.
  • WHO continues to provide health facilities and internally displaced persons in Taiz, Al-Dhalea and Hajja governorates with safe water.
  • To ensure the functionality of critical sections of hospitals and health facilities, WHO continues to support health facilities in all affected governorates with fuel.

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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

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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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