Save the Children distributes lifesaving healthcare equipment to treat obstetric and new born emergencies in Yemen critical situation

Wednesday 20 May 2015

Save the Children distributes lifesaving healthcare equipment to treat obstetric and new born emergencies in Yemen critical situation

 

 

19 May 2015- Save the Children launched a three month project funded by GSK in coordination with the Ministry of Health (MoH) to address the critical health needs in four governorates ( Taiz, Aden, Hodeida and Lahj) of Yemen through increasing access to lifesaving healthcare equipment and supplies in 12 targeted health facilities to be able to treat obstetric and new born emergencies; child related emergency care and treatment of conflict related injuries among others..

 

The project started in May 2015 with conducted a one-off distribution of essential medical equipment to the targeted twelve health facilities three in each of the four targeted governorates, started with Taiz and Hodeida. Through this project, Save the Children aims to build and strengthen the health system in a time of crisis and help ensure the MoH can continue to deliver critical lifesaving health services to estimated numbers of 329,230 beneficiaries.

 

“We coordinated with partners to identifying the medical equipment needed. MoH plays a key role in jointly selecting the health facilities, and ensure targeting the health facilities that are most in need of support.  Save the Children did the distribution to the facilities and will provide staff to monitor and observe this process.”  Save the Children’s Country Director in Yemen, Edward Santiago said.

 

“Through GSK’s support we will deliver lifesaving support to children in Yemen who are living in a critical situation. With medical equipment running out in hospitals and clinics, and the wounded not getting the required treatment in many health facilities, the provision of medical equipment will help save many lives. In a short time period, the provision of this medical equipment will help in the care and treatment of communicable diseases, especially malaria, respiratory infection and measles, which are very common in times of emergency.” Edward expressed.

 

Background:

Save the Children has been working in Yemen since 1963 reaching more than 4 million people including 1.5 million children. We run child resilience workshops, life skills activities, and supports psychosocial services and family centres. We also implement water and sanitation programmes, food security and livelihoods programs and support primary health care facilities. We are now positioning ourselves to respond to any deterioration in the humanitarian situation with essential life-saving aid.

 

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