A brief overview of the health situation in Yemen:

Millions of people need health assistance in Yemen where supplies and medical care are scarce. The conflict has devastated the health care system, health facilities are not functioning due to staff shortages, lack of supplies, inability to meet operational costs, or limited access. YDN health interventions to improve access to primary, secondary, and tertiary health care, ensure that health facilities in priority districts can respond to epidemics, and help restore the functionality of the closed or damaged health facilities.

YDN Health program interventions:

Since 2015, YDN has effectively conducted several interventions in health programs within 9 governorates for more than 450,000 beneficiaries.

YDN effectively utilized its outstanding record of experience and resources to respond to the devesting humanitarian crisis caused by war and conflict.  The responses are designed to improve the access of affected and vulnerable people to health life-saving services through implementing scores of humanitarians by providing projects in the most affected areas across Yemen.

These interventions included provision of free medical services including primary and secondary health care services, reproductive health services, paediatric services and vaccines, education and awareness services through supporting health facilities and medical mobile teams with medicines, supplies, furniture, medical equipment, rehabilitation services, operational costs and supporting the health staff with incentives and capacity building in addition to response to COVID-19 pandemic through train the health workers on infection prevention and control (IPC) and case definition, providing personal preventive equipment (PPE), and risk communication and community engagement RCCE through train volunteers from the community in COVID-19 prevention and control and educating the community. The health facilities were supported based on the national guidelines, cluster updated guidelines, and MSP standards.

YDN health program includes a team of experts with different specialties, who are supervising and implementing the health interventions and are developing particular updated guidelines for the health interventions in Yemen.

In regard to access, YDN has coordinated with the ministry of health and the governorates health office to conduct an assessment to choose the targeted health facilities and assess the actual needs. This coordination ensured the accessibility of YDN and was done to facilitate the approval of the project in the sub-agreement phase.

Geographical Coverage:

9 Governorates including (Taiz, Ibb, Hadramout, Al-Jawf, Shabwa, Hajjah, Marib, Amran, and Al-Mahwait).

An active partner in:

  • National & Sub-health cluster.
  • RH-IAWG (reproductive health interagency working group).
  • MHPSS TWG (mental health psychosocial support)
  • WASH in HFs TWG.

Summary of the health interventions:

More than 450,000 the total of the health program interventions beneficiaries

1Provision of medication and aid to the medical cadre and hospitals in the war affected areas201512584Marib, Taiz, and Hadhramoot
2Provision of medicines and medical supplies201656020Marib and Al-Jawf
3Emergency Cholera project201813000Ibb
4Integrated Emergency Nutrition and Health Services2017
64246Taiz and Ibb
5Integrated Emergency Nutrition and Health Services201839994Taiz and Ibb
6cholera cases surveillance and community education201711515Hajjah
7Community awareness to reduce the outbreak of the third wave of cholera and watery diarrhea201812470Al-Jawf
8Preparedness response project201823077Taiz and Ibb
9Integrated Nutrition, Health and Food Project201878491Taiz and Ibb
10Integrated Emergency Nutrition and Health Services for the most vulnerable groups201829201Taiz and Ibb
11Emergency Cholera response20194537Amran
12Integrated Health, Nutrition and WaSH project in Milhan district of Al Mahwait Governorate and Maswar and Huth districts of Amran governorate2019
70177Amran and Al Mehwait
13Re-operating two health centers in Jabal Habashi and Sharaab Arrawna districts in Taiz governorate2019
14Primary Health Services Project in Six Health Units in Kharif and Raydah Districts, Amran Governorate2020
15COVID-19 pandemic control project202010710Marib
16Providing medical equipment and supplies to Marib and Aljwaf GHOs20202 GHOsMarib and Al-Jawf
17Providing a ventilator to AL-Hayaa marib hospital20201 HospitalMarib
18Conducting COVID-19 prevention training course to volunteer to educate community on COVID-19 prevention measures202076Shabwa
19Provide health centers and hospitals with medical supplies2020Shabwa
20Education and awareness on COVID-19 prevention202024Hadramout