Nutrition services

QRCS and OCHA launch emergency health and nutrition services project in Marib [EN/AR] – Yemen

December 28, 2021 ― Doha: The Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) has launched an emergency health and nutrition services project in Marib Governorate, Yemen. The launch was announced during an introductory workshop attended by representatives from the governorate’s health office, the Supreme Council for Humanitarian Management and Coordination (SCMCHA) and local authorities. The session presented the mechanism for implementing and coordinating the project’s efforts to improve access to beneficiary areas. During the workshop, Dr Muhammad Al-Sha’ab, Director of the Marib Health Department, said, “This meeting with SCMCHA, local authorities and QRCS is particularly important to explain how the project will contribute to the restoration, equipping, and equipping of health establishments in the districts of Harib Bayhan and Al-Abdiyah. This will make a big difference in the delivery of primary health care services to children under five.” He praised the role of QRCS and called for more support, given the exceptional conditions in the governorate. Saleh Abdullah Al-Sharif, representative of SCMCHA, said: “Due to the ongoing war in the region, we need such projects at present, as many families are suffering from the lack of health services, in particularly among displaced people and hosts. communities. Humanitarian interventions are very few in these areas.” “We hope QRCS and other supporting organizations will expand more comprehensive service provision and pay attention to all hospitals and health centers in the governorate,” Al-Sharif added. “The relevant governorate authorities will continue to support the QRCS. We have the will to overcome the difficulties and to facilitate all the steps to implement the health projects”. Fawaz Ghaleb Al-Salihi, representative of the local authority, said: “This project is important as a social group that needs urgent intervention in Harib and Al-Abdiyah. At the invitation of the QRCS, we are meeting here today to review the humanitarian situation and coordinate to overcome any obstacles to the progress of the work”. He praised the role of the QRCS, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), the Yemen Humanitarian Fund (YHF) and other donors. Dr. Munira Al-Aini, Project Manager, said: “Under this project, QRCS supports Harib Hospital and four health centers in Harib District, as well as Al-Abdiyah Ali Abdelmughni Hospital and two health centers in Al-Abdiyah district. . Also, two health education delegations will be deployed. The QRCS and relevant organizations support health facilities in inaccessible conflict areas, with outreach activities to ensure better results.” She revealed that the project provides consultation on infant and young child nutrition and treatment of severe and moderate acute malnutrition in children under five and pregnant and lactating women. With funding of $799,700 from YHF, the project will cover a total of 138,090 beneficiaries until the end of July 2022.