Yemen conflict Situation report #16, 28 September - 11 October 2015

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  • On 8 October, WHO shipped 15.7 tonnes of medicines and medical supplies for an estimated 40 000 people for one month. The supplies are meant to fill the critical gap of a shortage of essential medicines, emergency medical kits and other medical supplies at health facilities in the country.

  • WHO supported health authorities to conduct training of trainers for 76 immunization supervisors from 22 governorates in preparation for the introduction of inactivated polio vaccine (IPV) into the national immunization programme in Yemen.

  • A total of 32 132 casualties, including 5564 deaths and 26 568 injuries, have been recorded from conflict-affected governorates from 19 March to 11 October.

  • A total of 1000 health workers were trained and sensitized on communicable disease surveillance reporting and investigation in all 21 governoartes, except Al Dhalee.

  • Together with health authorities, WHO conducted review meeings for district surveillance coordinators from 195 districts. The meetings were held in Alhudeida, Amran, Almahweet, Reimah, Hajah, Sanaa city, Sanaa, Dhamar and Ibb governorates.