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Health & Environment

Hospital managers say hospitals that have carried out reforms deserve another shot at remaining open, despite orders to shut down.

Sana’a hospitals fight to stay open after orders to shut down

Published on 17 April 2014 by Amal al Yarisi in Health & Environment

Several of the hospitals ordered to be shut down by the Ministry of Pubic Health and Population last August remain in operation.

Unregulated food commodities pose risk to consumers

Published on 15 April 2014 by Emad Al-Sakkaf in Health & Environment

Counterfeit food commodities have inundated the local market, particularly in the past three years as the security and economic deteroriation of the country has left the government with fewer resources to monitor and regulate foodstuffs.

The Central Lab of Pesticide Residue Analysis was built in 2000 and equipped in 2006. Due to a lack of funding, the lab is not functioning. (Photo by Ali Saeed)

This article has photo galleryConsumers at risk of high levels of pesticides

Published on 8 April 2014 by Ali Saeed in Health & Environment

None of the fruits and vegetables stocked in Yemen’s markets and grocery stores go through the required food safety measures to check for pesticides, Abdullah Masood, head of the Central Lab of Pesticide Residue Analysis, told the Yemen Times.

Poor access to vets plagues animal health care

Published on 20 March 2014 by Ali Abulohoom in Health & Environment

Sami Saleh, 19, recently spent a day in Sana’a searching in vain for a veterinarian to treat a dog he received from his uncle in Germany. He was not even able to find a pharmacy selling medicine for dogs.

The Consumer Protection Association said local markets are inundated with salt labels that say iodine is contained, but the salt does not meet certain specifications and standards.

Only 30 percent of Yemeni families consume iodized salt

Published on 25 February 2014 by Samar Qaed in Health & Environment

Yemeni health officials met in Sana’a last month to discuss the core problems related to the salt industry in Yemen. One major problem was iodine deficiency in salt, according to health officials.

Patients come from around the country to seek treatment at the Burns and Plastic Surgery Center in Sana’a—the only of its kind in the country.

This article has photo gallery24-bed unit in Sana’a is Yemen’s only burn center

Published on 30 January 2014 by Amal Al-Yarisi in Health & Environment

Painkillers are not enough to alleviate the burn victims’ discomfort. While patients moan in pain, family members are busy chasing paperwork from office to office in pursuit of the free medications offered by a charitable pharmacy in the Burns and Plastic Surgery Center (BPSC) of state-run Al-Jamhouri hospital in Sana’a.

At the Dialysis Center in the city of Hodeida, patients have seen their treatment sessions be cut dramatically due to the center’s inability to cope with an influx of patients.

This article has photo galleryIn need of treatment

Published on 23 January 2014 by Samar Qaed in Health & Environment

Exhausted dialysis center in Hodeida reduces appointments to cope with influx of patients

There are up to 300 different types of baby formulas on the Yemeni market, many of which are smuggled into the country illegally. (UNICEF)

This article has photo galleryYemeni mothers are not breastfeeding enough, experts say

Published on 21 January 2014 by Samar Al-Ariqi in Health & Environment

Baby formula can be a dangerous substitute for mother’s milk

The center says it is having difficulties keeping up the large number of patients needing attention.

This article has photo galleryRehabilitation center caters to victims of uprising, conflicts

Published on 12 December 2013 by Amal Al–Yarisi in Health & Environment

Sa’ad Hashim slowly makes his way down one of the corridors at the Artificial Limbs and Physiotherapy Center in Sana’a. The 22-year-old struggles, using his wooden crutches to limp towards his therapy appointment. Every morning the young man comes here to be among others who share in his physical struggles and to rehabilitate himself in a safe environment.

Water is the root caAt a conference held last week in Jordan, experts and politicians gathered to discuss plans on how to more effectively share water resources in regions like the Middle East. (YT archive photo by Amira Al-Sharif)

Navigating the global demand

Published on 3 December 2013 by Nasser Al-Sakkaf in Health & Environment

Experts argue peaceful relations and water management are directly connected