Health Sector

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Since it started in 1990, CSSW sought to improve the health situation in Yemen, as commensurate with the means available to keep up with certified national health policies.

In this connection, a health sector was created to manage health programs and the provision of health services in most governorates of the Republic with an emphasis on poorer groups and in remote and deprived areas.

 

First: Primary health care and medical services

I- Health facilities

This concerns the provision of primary health care and specialized medical services. CSSW manages and oversees the operation of 29 health facilities, including hospitals, health centers and units in different regions of the Republic, especially rural and remote areas. More than (150,000) persons benefit from such services yearly in the various governorates.

2- Mental Health

CSSW provides health services for people with psychological and neurological illnesses through Alamal Hospital for Psychiatric and Neurological Medicine, which includes a medical staff of consultants and specialized physicians. The hospital is one of the pioneers of mental health in Yemen.

The hospital was accredited to teach the Arab Board in psychiatry. It provides quality services for patients suffering from psychological problems and disorders. In addition, the hospital conducts training and orientation programs for doctors, specialists, nurses and students of colleges and universities. It also organizes meetings, seminars and awareness campaigns.

Table below indicates the hospital-rendered medical services in 2014

Table shows the hospital services, training and awareness programs in 2014

 The hospital admitted 14 visits by the schools and university students, officials and stakeholders. It also conducted 33 TV and radio interviews on education and awareness, and honored 70 persons of its supporters.

 

3 - Medical Caravans and Campaigns:

To help poor patients in remote areas where health interventions is less, CSSW conducts mobile clinics and campaigns which perform sampling and testing procedure and dispense the necessary medicines for free. The health situation is assessed to determine the subsequent interventions. In 2014, two mobile clinics

were conducted in Al-Jawf governorate in the districts of al-Ghail, al-Hazm and al-Masloob benefiting (1600) patients.

4- Surgical camps

In this connection, CSSW conducts surgical camps through Saleh Babakr Charitable Hospital in Wadi Hadramout and some branches in the governorate. In 2014, in cooperation with World Doctors, Turkey Branch, CSSW carried out a medical camp for urology in participation with the Turkish medical team of six surgeons. Inspection, tests, and (60) surgical operations carried out for poor children and those with congenital anomalies of urinary tract.

 

5- Dispensing cerebrospinal fluid devices

This project seeks to help people suffering from cerebral edema, contribute to the reduction of mortality rate and reduce disability and complications in children infected with the disease and ease the financial burden on their families,The project provides and dispenses cerebrospinal fluid devices for patients since 1993 in partnership with a number of associations and donor organizations. In 2014, a number of (323) devices were made available. Out of this, (60) devices were dispensed for patients with cerebral edema.

6 - Pharmaceutical support for people with chronic diseases and poor patients

The project seeks to provide support and assistance to poor patients and alleviate the suffering of people with chronic diseases. Necessary medicines are granted free for people with chronic diseases, such as heart diseases, diabetes, and epilepsy to reduce the complications.

Medicines are granted for poor patients to help them with their families find the necessary medicine. In 2014, a number of (12,840) patients benefited from the project. Of these, (8640) are males and (4200) females.

 

7- Specialized medical services

CSSW conducts tests and specialized surgery for poor patients in coordination with hospitals, clinics and medical collaborators. The project purposes is to help needy patients, alleviate their suffering and reduce complications. In 2014, about (350) patients benefited from the project.

8 - Clinics and mobile medical teams

In this regard, CSSW conducts mobile clinics to provide primary health care services and maternity for the displaced people and host communities in the targeted governorates.

In 2014, two mobile clinics were conducted in the districts of Harad and Mustaba of Hajjah governorate supported by the Emergency Response Fund (OCHA). A number of (20,855) people benefited from the services, in addition to the health education and awareness activities benefiting about (25,543) persons.

 

 

Second: Health Programs and Projects

1- Reproductive health and family planning program

The program seeks to reduce maternal and infants morbidity and mortality. It also seek to raise awareness on reproductive health and family planning through education and community awareness sessions, mass

theatrical performances, workshops and training programs, provision of reproductive health services through CSSW health facilities, and dispatching teams and mobile clinics.

The program also distributes health coupons under which free safe motherhood services are provided to poor families through health facilities in the targeted areas. The reporting year witnessed (556) activities in coordination with the Ministry of Public Health & Population offices and local authorities of the governorates in partnership with donor organizations. A total number of (301,947) persons benefited from the program.

Table indicates reproductive health and family planning program activities in 2014

2 - Malnutrition Treatment

CSSW carries out the malnutrition treatment program in order to reduce mortality rates among under fiveyear children with severe and medium malnutrition in some communities. The project includes three main components, including provision of nourishing food, distribution of medicines is conducted through clinics and food provision centers and community awareness campaigns in order to prevent the disease.

In 2014, activities and services of the program implemented in the governorates of Taiz, Al-Jawf, Hajjah and Amran in partnership with Unicef and in coordination with the Ministry of Public Health & Population offices. Meanwhile, the implementation of program activities also conducted in the governorates of Hodeida,

Taiz and Mahaweet in partnership with Qatar Charity, the Emergency Response Fund, and the WFP in coordination with the Ministry of Public Health & Population offices. The total of beneficiaries of the program services and activities attained (198,929).

Table shows project malnutrition program services and beneficiaries in 2014

 

Within the program, ten mobile clinics were operated. Awareness records and IEC materials published, in addition to production and broadcast of awareness programs benefiting tens of thousands of people in the targeted governorates

3- Communicable and endemic disease control program

The program seeks to provide community awareness services regarding tuberculosis, malaria and HIV/AIDS and ways of prevention. In this regard, the program holds peer education sessions and conducts workshops, theatrical performances, control campaigns and training sessions for health workers. During the current year, (13,348) persons benefited from the HIV/AIDS control program in partnership with Yaman Foundation for Health & Social Development. In addition, (286) cases were treated under the TB control project.

4 - Water and Environmental Sanitation

CSSW carries out this program in collaboration with Unicef in order to activate community participation in alleviating the incidence of diarrhea and respiratory infections which claim the lives of many under five-year children. The program aims to increase access to safe water services, sanitation, improved sewerage and promoted hygiene.

The program conducts a set of interventions within the following six components: water supply, hygiene promotion, waste disposal, control of disease vectors, solid waste management, and sanitation.

In 2014, the program was conducted in some districts of Taiz governorate. Water supply and sanitation services were also provided to thousands of displaced families in Amran governorate. Around (190,848) individuals benefited from the services.

Table indicating water and environmental sanitation program beneficiaries in year 2014

 

5 - Onchocerciasis Control Program

CSSW began the implementation of this program in 2000 in two governorates. Then, the project expanded to cover five governorates where the disease prevails, namely, Hajjah, Mahweet, Sana’a, Raimah and Hodeida. The project succeeded in reducing the disease prevalence to its lowest level in (19) districts of the targeted five governorates.

This encouraged to modify the performance methodology from control to elimination. Actually, in 2013, the new methodology was adopted for the ultimate elimination of the disease in Yemen. In 2014, the project was implemented in partnership with the Global Mectizan Program in Atlanta, USA, and WHO in coordination with the Ministry of Public Health & Population. Mass and individual Mectizan

tablets were distributed in the target areas. The program also conducted epidemiological and entomological surveys, in addition to conduction of logistic, health education, and training in the target areas. Supervisory visits and study of cases were also conducted. Statistical table shows male and female beneficiaries of Onchocerciasis Control Program in 2014

6 - Epidemic disease control program

To reduce the adverse effects, CSSW combated diseases that prevailed in the districts of Hajjah governorate, such as malaria, respiratory tract infection, typhoid fever, intestinal worms, trachea diseases, smallpox, itching, measles and tuberculosis. In this context, the program treated (13,285) persons in the target districts.

7- Somali refugees care project in Kharaz and Albasateen:

Through its Aden Branch, CSSW operates three health care centers for Somali refugees. Of these, two are at Albasateen neighborhood in Aden and the third in Kharaz, Lahj governorate. These centers provide primary health care services, maternal and child care, reproductive health services and family planning. In 2014, the program benefited (158,543) persons in Albasateen area. Other (152,449) persons benefited from the health center services in Kharaz camp.

Table of health centers services rendered in Albasateen and Kharaz areas, and beneficiaries in 2014

 

 

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