15 November 2022

RUTF Curbs Malnutrition and Saves Children Lives

Malnutrition in Yemen is one of the first causes of child mortality with approximately 2.2 million children under the age of five suffering from acute malnutrition. Of these, more than half a million suffer from severe acute malnutrition and are struggling to survive. In partnership with USAID and its Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance (BHA),…, Treatment of Malnutrition at home, RUTF - a paste made of peanuts, sugar, milk powder, oil, vitamins, and minerals - is palatable, soft, and energy-rich food that provides ample nutrients for malnourished children to help them recover in their own homes and communities rather than in a health facility. “Ready-to-use therapeutic food has proven very effective in addressing severe…, Risk of malnutrition, Most children in Yemeni villages are threatened by malnutrition and other diseases, and they often struggle to recover. UNICEF, with partners, has been providing life-saving help for these children.  Fortunately, Ishraq was able to bring her son to the UNICEF-supported Al-Khatabiah Health Center because it is only a ten-minute walk from their home…, Raising parents’ awareness, adwan Haykal, the nutrition supervisor, also educates parents on the importance of children hygiene and urges them to bring their children for malnutrition screening even if they look healthy. “Parents feel so happy when they see their children recover after receiving the RUFT provided by UNICEF,” he notes. UN0722210 Dr. Radwan is concluding a…
07 October 2022

Support to Combat Hunger and Disease

Most children in Yemeni villages are threatened by malnutrition and disease. Lacking ready access to healthcare and essential health information, they often struggle to recover without the aid of medicine. Since January 2022, funding from the UNICEF German National Committee has supported a therapeutic feeding center, or TFC, in Raymah Governorate…, Mobile Clinic, Hamamah Ali Hassan Mohammed Al-Kusai’a is a community midwife. She works in a mobile clinic extending care to pregnant and lactating women, referring critical cases to regional hospitals.   UN0716833 Hamamah Ali Hassan Mohammed Al-Kusai’a conducting a door-to-door visit to screen children for malnutrition “UNICEF supports us with medicines and…, One Clinic is Not Enough, Abdullah Ibrahim Ali Al-Hayth, 38, is a nutrition coordinator in Mazhar District. He is particularly involved with deploying mobile clinics as field teams to extend health care, nutrition, vaccination, and reproduction health services in rural villages.    “A single mobile clinic in Mazhar District is not enough to provide health services,” he…, Importance of Vaccines, Dr. Abul Malik Mansour Abdullah, 27, supervises the mobile clinic in Al-Kusai’ Village, Mazhar District, Raymah Governorate.   UN0716805 Dr. Abdul Malik Mansour Abdullah, mobile clinic supervisor and head of vaccination. “We explain the importance of vaccination and nutrition,” notes Dr. Abdullah, “and UNICEF provides supplementary feeding. Our…, Glimpses of Hope, The TFC opened in response to a 75 per cent increase in malnutrition cases in 2021, according to Mazhar District’s health director, Dr. Yahya Abdu Murad. Transportation expenses in the district are high, and the center offers a crucial glimmer of hope for children and families. The center needs ongoing support to keep it adequately supplied, and…