On 14th Feb, Yemeni Premier Mohammed Saleh Basindoh met with the World Health Organization's (WHO) and United Nations Children Fund's (UNICEF) representatives Ghulam Popal and Geert Cappelaere respectively in the Yemeni capital of Sana'a. Throughout the meeting, they reviewed the health situation in the country and the urgent required assistance and aid that the world organization can provide Yemen with.
The disease figure is increasing by the day in the following districts: Majaz, Sihar, Qutaber, Ghamr, Razih, Shadha, Malaheedh, Haidan and Munabih. Yemen overcame the dangerous disease in many parts of the country due to the regular vaccination campaigns, but many remote areas still beyond the reach of immunization programs because of unrest, according to health officials.
Basindoh has expressed his appreciation for the efforts exerted by the world organization aimed to recover the health situation in Yemen and indicated his hope for more cooperation with them.
They pointed out the urgent need for delivering vaccination campaigns covering all areas of Yemen against major diseases, especially measles. Cappelaere has reiterated her gravest concerns of the increasingly deteriorating situation of children malnutrition in the poor Gulf state.