Japan and UNOPS improve access to health services in Yemen [EN/AR] – Yemen

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Aden, June 18, 2022 – With the support of the Government of Japan, UNOPS delivered eight mobile clinics to the Ministry of Public Health and Population in Aden.

Funded by the Government of Japan, the project “Urgent Support to Health Services through the Provision of Mobile Clinics in Yemen”, focused on improving access to health care by strengthening the operational capacity and resilience of the Ministry of Public Health and Population in Aden and in the south of the country. governorates. It is expected that the additional mobile clinics will support the provision of essential health services, including an urgent response to the COVID-19 pandemic, to 50,000 people, 47% of whom are women. In addition to the provision of the mobile clinics, through this project, UNOPS provided training to health workers on the procedures for operating and maintaining the clinics.

Appreciating the value of the initiative, the Undersecretary of the Ministry of Public Health and Population, Dr. Ahmed Al-Kamal, said: “Today we are receiving the mobile clinics provided by the people and the government. of Japan and we express our gratitude to them. The mobile clinics will provide a great service to the Yemeni people in areas where health care services are not available. Mobile clinics could be considered mini-hospitals”

“The complexity of the crisis in Yemen in recent years, combined with the effects of the global pandemic, has severely affected the living conditions of Yemeni communities and their access to essential social services, including health. Through our partnerships with Japan, the mobile clinics UNOPS delivered today will further strengthen the ministry’s ability to reach communities in Aden and southern governorates, and provide much-needed access to health care. quality health,” said Muhammad Usman Akram, Director of the UNOPS Amman Cluster Office.

About UNOPS:

UNOPS helps the UN and its partners deliver solutions in peace and security, humanitarian relief and development. The organization’s mission is to help people build better lives and countries achieve peace and sustainable development. UNOPS services cover infrastructure, project management, procurement, financial management and human resources. Partners ask UNOPS to complement their own capabilities, improve speed, reduce risk, increase cost-effectiveness and improve quality.
The UNOPS Operations Center in Amman covers projects in Jordan, Iraq, Lebanon, Syria and Yemen and implements work in partnership with bilateral donors, national governments and other UN agencies .

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Anwar Abu Sakieneh, Communications Specialist (UNOPS)
Mobile number: +962 7 9902 6315 [email protected] or +962 6 5902122

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