AL-UMMA: Sanaa (Weekly) 16-10-97. (Al-Haqq Party) [Archives:1997/42/Press Review]

October 20 1997

Main Headlines: 1) Foreign Minister, Dr. Iryani: “Yemen keeps contacts with Israel, and intends to invite Israeli artists.” 2) Police Still Pursue 4 who Attempted to Kidnap German Doctor 3) Eritrea Detains Yemeni Fishermen and their Boats Article Summary: Children in Yemen by: Rahma Hojeira Health care for Yemeni children can be summarized as follows: 1- About 40% of the children are vaccinated against the common childhood diseases, so 60% are left vulnerable to polio and other life-threatening diseases. 2- About 1,800 children are born every day without any health care. 3- In one hospital only, 30 to 40 children are admitted daily. 4- A multitude of vagrant children are subject to a daily mix of road accidents, abduction, physical abuse, etc. 5- Sheer ignorance and negligence had led to the death of more than 20 children in Reima after being vaccinated with Insulin!