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Khabar Khair (Only Good News)

The World Health Organization (WHO) said that it received US$10 million to maintain COVID-19 Response Project and essential services at targeted health care facilities in Yemen.

In its latest update, May 31, WHO confirmed that in partnership with the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre (KSrelief), it will implement these focused and extensive health interventions in Yemen over the next 10 months, with a total value of US$10.86 million.

The public health interventions will follow two reinforcing tracks of action: the first is to provide equipment, medicines and materials worth US$ 6.23 million to limit transmission of the COVID-19 in Yemen and help health authorities to reduce the number of cases referred to health facilities; and the second is to provide equipment and medicines worth US$ 2.17 million to sustain and improve the quality of essential services of health facilities and laboratories in priority districts of Yemen.

According to the WHO, these interventions should directly or indirectly benefit some 4.5 million of 7.3 million people who are targeted by Yemen’s Humanitarian Response Plan.

WHO said that project interventions to sustain essential health services will focus partially on strengthening epidemiological and laboratory surveillance to reduce the prevalence of disease outbreaks.

WHO also pointed out that the needed equipment, supplies and medicines will also be procured for essential health services spanning treatment of noncommunicable diseases, general care, child health, reproductive and maternal health, dialysis, and other services.

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