A mobile team is deployed to treat a displaced population that has arrived in a centre for the internally displaced in Aden
The road less travelled: mobile teams across Yemen get medical support to hard to reach communities
A field update from Aden, Taiz, Hajjah and Mareb
Salam Fares Qahtan, is 12 months old and was brought to the mobile team by his grandfather. He is screened for malnutrition. His grandfather, Qahtan Mohammed, says: “My grandson suffers from malnutrition. We didn’t understand the illness that was causing this. The mobile team came and taught us about some of the risks and how to treat him. He is making a good recovery."
Doctor Belquees who runs the mobile team in Mareb says that “the situation here is terrible. Parents are unable often to care for their children’s health. We often discover the child hasn’t received any vaccinations since birth. Here we respond to the patient’s needs.”
These are able mobile teams deploy across Yemen because of vital ongoing support thought KS Relief and UAE Aid through the Imdad fund. The partnership has been responsible for providing over 43,000 pregnant women with antenatal care, vaccinating over 10,000 children and screening 65,000 children for malnutrition.
With their support UNICEF Yemen will continue to deploy over 48 mobile medical teams providing lifesaving healthcare to hard-to-reach communities in Abyan, Hodiedah, Shabwah, Dhamar, Al Mahweet, Hajjah and Taiz.