In Brief [Archives:2009/1224/Local News]

January 12 2009


Free eye camp to be launch in Hodeidah

Hodeidah province will launch on 27th of January 37 free eye camp of Charity World Sight Foundation organized by Noor Dubai Project.

In a statement to Saba, regional director of World Sight Foundation Ibrahim Tahsein said that the camp will start its activities in Salakhan hospital and will continue until 11 February to do more than one thousand surgical operations.

More than 22 specialist doctors from Pakistan, Sudan and Saudi Arabia will be participating in the camp.

He praised efforts of local authority to the success of the camp activities which is the first of its kind in Yemen, pointing out the organization of camp comes within the framework of medical charity campaign to combat blindness.


Workshop on safety, health methods to be held in Aden

A 5-day workshop on preparing the method of specialization diploma program in health and safety started on Saturday in Aden province.

The workshop, organized by Dr. Ameen Nashir's High Institute for Health Sciences in cooperation with the World Heath Organization (WHO), is participated by 13 cadres of teaching staff in the institute and consultants in field of heath and safety.

During the workshop, the participants will deal with job description philosophy, and educational goals of methods as well as reviewing and revising the ratified courses in fields of occupational diseases, edification, information, first aids in industry, analytical statistics and health searching method.

They also dealt with the occupational health services, fire, explosions, disasters management, occupational safety epidemics and its risks, job ethics and time distributing schedule.

YCA inaugurates 2009 training program in Aden

The Training Institute of Yemeni Coastguard Authority (YCA) inaugurated on Saturday in Aden the training program for 2009.

The program includes holding three qualitative courses for 110 of YCA's officers and individuals in fields of ports security and maritime navigation for 9 months in addition to a tow-month English

language course.

The institute's Director Captain Faisal al-Haj told Saba that the courses aim to promote the YCA members' competences and capabilities in fields of technical sciences to enable them carrying out their everyday tasks for serving the country.

901 tons of leather, soap exported via Aden seaport

About 901 tons of leather and soap exported on Saturday via Aden seaport to a number of countries.

According to sources at the port, soap shipment of 880 tons has exported to Ethiopia, while the leather shipment 21 tons have exported to Djibouti.

From the other hand, Aden port received 115 goods containers for local consumption.

YR 15 bln to prepare Aden hospitals for Gulf 20th

The budget allocated for making Aden governorates' hospitals ready for Gulf Football Cup 20th is estimated to be YR 15 billion, official in the Ministry of Public Health and Population said Friday.

Regional Director of the National Program for medicine supply in Aden affiliated to the Health Ministry Ali al-Marfadi made clear that the amount appropriates for preparing the emergency departments and enhancing the health services in Aden hospitals.

He cited that the committee formed for Gulf Cup 20th health sector has conducted a study on the needs of the health sector in the governorate, adding that a new hospital would be established neat the football stadium.

The ministry, to update the governorate's health sector, will carry out a training program for emergency cases and provide 50 ambulances in addition to prepare 10 health portable centers, al-Marfadi said.


Training course for youth houses' directors starts in Sana'a

The first training course for Youth Houses' Directors in the governorates in administration field started on Saturday in the Olympic Center in Sana'a and will last for ten days.

The course, which is organized by the Public Administration of Camps and Boy Scouts and Girl Guides in the Ministry of Youth and Sports in cooperation with the French embassy in Sana'a and attended by 27 participants of youth houses' officials in the governorates, aims to develop the participants' skills in administration, leadership, making decision and evaluating performance as well as introducing them to some necessary accounting bases in this field.

The General Director of Camps for Boy Scouts and Girls Guides Khaled al-Akwa told Saba that the program, in which experts from the Youth Leadership Development Foundation will lecture, includes two parts; theoretical part and practical applications in strategic planning, goals pinpointing, and organizing principals, reporting, and organizing frameworks.

Traffic accidents claim 47 lives in week

About 47 people from different age groups were killed due to traffic accidents last week throughout the country.

A report of the Traffic General Administration showed that About 260 traffic accidents took place last week.

The accident also injured 341 persons, 184 of which are seriously injured.

According to the reports the traffic accidents included crashes, overturning accidents causing losses of over YR 46.5 million.

The main reasons behind the accidents were drivers' negligence, excessive speed and car technical faults.

52 Somali refugees arrive in Yemen

Some 52 Somalis refugees including 26 women arrived on Friday to Dhabab district of Taiz governorate, according to the Media Center of Interior Ministry.

The security authorities in the district gathered the refugees and handed over them over to the key refugees' camp in Kharaz district of Lahj governorate.

Meanwhile, the authorities arrested 17 Ethiopians illegal migrants in the Dhabab district.

Police chase two suspects in bombing oil pipeline

The interior ministry published names of two suspects in charge of bombing oil pipeline in Khawlan district of Sana'a governorate, the media center of interior ministry reported

on Friday.

The minister sent names of the two suspects to all security bodies across the country to arrest them.

Recently the pipeline was damaged due to bombing attack which resulted in stopping works in the pipeline for two days.