Yemen is facing a humanitarian catastrophe of staggering proportions: More than 23.4 million people — almost three-quarters of the country’s population — are in urgent need of humanitarian assistance and protection.
Building off gains from previous projects (assisting health facilities to become fully functional and supporting rural communities with water projects), FHI 360 will continue to support a growing number of health facilities in Taiz, Hudaydah and Aden through emergency rehabilitation, water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) interventions, technical support, and provision of staffing, supplies and equipment. These activities will ensure their ongoing operation and proper maintenance, allowing these facilities to provide uninterrupted health and nutrition services.
At the community level, FHI 360 is expanding its outreach efforts through a mobile health team and a network of community health volunteers. These interventions, delivered on an integrated platform, provide services to both host communities and internally displaced persons in health facility catchment areas and villages.
This work is designed to address the needs of more than 100,000 conflict-affected and displaced Yemenis, with particular attention given to children under the age of 5 and pregnant and lactating women.
Project activities include:
- Procuring medical commodities and pharmaceuticals for health centers.
- Ensuring treatment of moderate and severe acute malnutrition in high-priority areas.
- Training health workers in primary health care and reproductive health.
- Disseminating key health, hygiene and nutrition outreach messages through community health volunteers.
- Introducing optimal infant and young child feeding practices, such as exclusively breastfeeding.
- Restoring proper water and sanitation services at health facilities.
- Promoting infection prevention and control by strengthening disease early warning systems and building local capacities to analyze surveillance information.
FHI 360 continually evaluates the needs of the population and reassesses the lessons learned from this work to ensure that the response targets those who urgently require assistance.