In brief [Archives:2008/1118/Local News]

January 7 2008


700 titles for Women's Center library

A donation of 700 different titles from Osama Publishing and Distribution House in Jordan is the latest addition to the Women's Research Center in Aden. Affiliated with Aden University, the center is concerned with women's and gender studies.

The Jordanian publishing house so far has donated 1,000 books to the center under an exchange program between them.


First Aid training

The first phase of First Aid training is taking place at Amran Hospital, where medical staff are being trained in this field for six days. They are learning how to handle and treat burns of all degrees, suffocation and other emergencies in order to save patients' lives.

The Ministry of Health organized the training, which will expand to other Yemeni governorates.


Oil and petrol violators arrested

Mahwit's local council and its Industry and Trade office have caught three petrol station managers for violating quality standards regarding their product. The arrests were within the context of a larger quality control campaign by the local council.

The violators were accused of raising prices and storing oil products in order to increase market demands and raise prices even more.


Second phase of Great Mosque restoration project

Starting this month, phase two of the project to restore the Great Mosque in Sana'a will commence. This phase includes restoring the mosque's wall, ceiling and pillars, in addition rewiring its electrical and water connections.

By the end of this second phase, 75 percent of the mosque's restoration will have been completed, leaving the final stage for restoring the artwork and internal decor of the mosque, which is one of Yemen's oldest.

Mosquito nets to be distributed

An anti-malaria campaign will begin distributing more than 381,138 mosquito nets in 15 Yemeni governorates next week. This falls within the malaria fighting campaign, which will last several days.

The campaign aims to help more than 200,000 families living in coastal areas where the disease is most prevalent. The total project cost is more than YR 2.3 million.

First national conference for talented youth

Starting today, the first national conference will commence, at which 500 young Yemeni men and women will be celebrated over two days. The event will include honoring the talented youth, as well as art sketches and performances. Hailing from across the nation, the youth are athletes, artists and scholars in religion, science and literature.


Free surgeries at Al-Thawra Hospital

A German medical team is conducting free medical surgeries at Taiz's Thawra Educational Hospital between Jan. 6 and 20. The team includes experts in brain and neurosurgery, the circulatory system, facial and cosmetic surgery, orthopedics and women's and children's diseases.

Hospital management invited the German team in order to provide an opportunity for those Yemenis who can't afford to travel abroad for treatment.