Regional Reports

 

Yemen
   
Yemen Report - Poor diabetics at risk as MoH runs out of insulin
Throughout July and August, Yemen’s Ministry of Health has been running out of insulin supplies due to a lack of funds, putting many diabetics in danger or great discomfort.
 
   
Sex workers increase risk of AIDS
Commercial sex work has increased significantly in Yemen in the past three years as young girls and women seek relief from grinding poverty. This, combined with a lack of acknowledgement of the situation and lack of education, has lead experts to warn that HIV/AIDS could soon be rife in the country. Middle East Health reports.  
   
  Combating high maternal mortality
The maternal mortality rate (MMR) remains high as a result of poor health care and harmful social practices, including child marriage and female genital mutilation, a UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) official in Yemen has said.  
   
Children of war-hit Saada governorate suffer psychological problems
A four-year conflict between Yemeni government forces and Shia rebels in the northern governorate of Saada, which borders Saudi Arabia, has caused psychological problems for children and had an adverse effect on their behaviour, according to a new study
   
Building capacity among NGOs to combat AIDS
The Sanaa office of the international development charity Progressio is trying to build up capacity among four local nongovernmental organisations (NGOs) with the aim of helping them respond to HIV/AIDS.
 
   
Government moves to end Female Genital Mutilation
The Supreme Council for Motherhood and Childhood (SCMC) in Yemen, a government body, has drawn up a national action plan to end the practice of female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) in the country.  
   
The burden of poverty
Yemen, one of the poorest countries in the world, receives considerable donor funding to assist in healthcare. However, the country requires considerable capacity building measures to ensure the funds are used efficiently. Callan Emery reports from the capital, Sana’a.
   

                                  
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