07 January 2024

Yemen: Investing in Human Capital to Protect the Future

Yemen's public health system has been devastated by conflict for more than seven years. As a result, only 51 percent of health facilities are still functioning. Yemen Humanitarian Overview 2022 estimates that as of today 21.9 million people, more than half of them children, need support to access critical health services. Additionally, more than…, Providing life-saving assistance to Yemenis, The Emergency Human Capital Project (EHCP) is supported by the World Bank’s International Development Association and implemented by UNICEF, WHO, and UNOPS. The project provides essential health, nutrition, water, and sanitation services to Yemen's population in response to deteriorating health and nutrition conditions. As part of a multisectoral…, Preventing health system collapse and strengthening workforce capacity, Initially, the World Bank intervention aimed to prevent the collapse of the health, nutrition, water, and sanitation systems due to conflict and economic crises. During the course of the project, however, the objectives evolved into a system-strengthening approach. This has meant expanding beyond the provision of inputs, to support aimed at…, A Health Worker Story from Socotra Island, UN0778596 UNICEF/UN0778596/DotNotion "My work at the health center means providing primary health care services to mothers, children, and the entire community. I am keen on making a difference and improving the health status of the population of the island.” Hamida, 26, Socotra Island Yemen’s Socotra Island, located 380 km south of the Arabian…, Improving access to clean water, sanitation, and hygiene services, In 2018, as part of the WASH activities and in response to a cholera outbreak, EHNP set up the Cholera Response Program, which aimed at scaling up the delivery of an integrated package of health, water and sanitation services. Since early-2022, additional emergency WASH interventions have included the provision of fuel support for 33 local water…, EHCP supports 46% of Yemeni primary health care, Through EHCP interventions, more than 2,200 health facilities are supported in Yemen's 23 governorates. The interventions support the Minimum Service Package (MSP), improve access to essential preventive and curative nutrition services, and support administration, monitoring, and evaluation (M&E) of the EHCP.   EHCP supported primary health…, Preventive and curative nutrition services accessible, By addressing acute and chronic malnutrition, the project supported the provision of a package of essential nutrition services to vulnerable children and their families. Mobile teams and an extensive network of community health volunteers provided maternal and child nutrition services at PHC facilities and community levels. UN0692145 "Somaya’s…