Health survey to start in al-Jawf [Archives:2005/831/Local News]

April 7 2005

Within the continued efforts of the Ministry of Public Health and Population to conduct a survey of public and private health facilities in all governorates, the Ministry, in cooperation with the USAID-funded project PHRplus, will start the survey this month in al-Jawf following surveys in Amran and Shabwa.

Dr. Abdul Jabar al-Ghaithi, the survey manager, stated that the surveys are conducted by ten teams. Each team is formed of a team leader from the MoPHP, surveyors and drivers from each governorate.

Al-Ghaithi indicated that the training of al-Jawf team leaders would last for one week.

The training will include use of the Global Positioning System (GPS) and digital cameras to record the conditions of the health facilities. He confirmed that the survey teams were able to overcome challenges in Shabwa and Amran such as the difficult topography and unpaved roads, through the cooperation of local councils and dignitaries from the villages and districts.