Health and Nutrition

Situation overview
 According to HNO 2019, approximately 19.7 million people are in need of health assistance in Yemen .Two-thirds of districts (203 of 333) are in the most severe need due to poor access to health services, displacement and deteriorating socio-economic conditions. In addition, 7.4 million people require services to treat or prevent malnutrition, including 4.4 million who are in acute need. This includes 3.2 million people who require treatment for acute malnutrition: 2 million children under 5 and 1.14 million PLW.

There are many accelerating factors affecting collapse of health system and decline of public health services in Yemen including; functionality of about 51% of health facilities, limited access to healthcare, lack of salaries for heath staff, damage to health facilities and difficulty importing medicines and medical supplies.

Program scope and strategy: 
  • Meeting immediate health needs of victims of crisis, natural disasters and civil conflicts
  • Providing emergency lifesaving health & nutrition services to communities in need by operating and supporting health facilities, mobile team and outreach activities and capacity building of health staff.
  • Supporting health facilities by qualified staff, essential and emergency medicine, medical supplies, equipment and rehabilitation.
  • Reducing mortality and morbidity rates especially among women and children due to infectious diseases, malnutrition, outbreaks of cholera and acute watery diarrhea etc.
  • Promoting best practices on child and women care, sexual and reproductive health and rights, hygienic and environmental sanitation, developing preventive healthcare and health education.
 YFCA is an active member of the health and nutrition clusters and member of the strategic advisory group (SAG) for nutrition cluster. In 2018, YFCA has been participating in responding to the humanitarian health need by implemented a total of eight health and nutrition projects in thirteen governorates which were funded by different donors including UNOCHA/YHF, WFP, UNFPA, UNHCR, WHO and DFID. The provided services included the provision of integrated health services including MSP services, RH services including BEmONC and CEmONC services, primary and secondary health care, provision of essential and emergency medicine, medical supplies and equipment, rehabilitation of some health facilitates and lifesaving nutrition interventions through CMAM and outreach activities.

Achieved health and nutrition indicators 2018/
Sector Indicators Total
Health #  of HFs supported 116
# of medical consultation 729,878
# of children vaccinated. 15,792
# of health facilities provided with medicines and medical supplies 91
# of health facilities provided with medical equipment 26
# of women provided skilled birth attendance. 27,751
# of mothers provided with anti-natal care services. 67,001
# of women delivered by caesarean sections. 5,500
# of mothers provided post-natal care 15,087
# of people provided with health promotion messages. 110,725
# of healthcare workers incentivized in hospitals or health facilities. 1,069
# of health professionals trained. 532
# of health facilities supported with WASH interventions. 15
# of mobile health teams operational 9
# of health facilities provided with Solar system. 25
# of mothers provided with family planning services 44,811
Sector Indicators Total
Nutrition # of HFs supported by TSFP services 133
# of HFs supported by SAM services 7
# of districts targeted by TSFP intervention 11
# of districts targeted by BSFP intervention 4
# of Mobile teams providing CMAM services    3
# of SAM children 6-59 months old admitted 1,263
# of MAM children 6-59 months old admitted 14,745
# of PLW with acute malnutrition admitted 10,724
# of awareness sessions given 6,953
# of people received nutrition awareness sessions 42,785
# of children screened for acute malnutrition (by CHVs/HWs) 102,014
# of women screened for acute malnutrition (by CHVs/HWs) 77,679
# of HWs trained on CMAM 209
# of CHVs trained 522
# of children 6-23 months old admitted for BSFP 20,122
# of PLW admitted  for BSFP 33,340