1559, Section: Health & Environment
Health & Environment
Published on 2 December 2014 by Bassam Al-Khameri in Health & Environment
Salah Al-Deen Al-Sukini, a 22-year-old resident of Sana’a, stood in front of the emergency room at the state-run Al-Thawra Hospital in Sana’a on Nov. 11, waiting for news of his wife who was giving birth to their first child. She had long suffered from hypertension and high blood pressure, and had been instructed by doctors to undergo a cesarean section to avoid complications during her child birth. Doctors told Al-Sukini that without a cesarean section, child birth might lead to heart and cardiovascular diseases, or in the worst case scenario, death. “When I heard that my wife and unborn child could die, I opted for the surgery, without thinking,” he said. “It cost $100, but it was worth it. The operation went smoothly, and both my wife and child are fine now,” he said.
Published on 4 November 2014 by Khalid Al-Karimi in Health & Environment
As you walk into the clinic on Al-Rowaishan roundabout, there exists something noticeably different. Unlike most clinics, the room is adorned with mirrors and refrigerators.
Published on 25 September 2014 by Madiha Al-Junaid in Health & Environment
For years, threats to endangered turtles have made headlines in Yemeni newspapers. Yet, the issue continues to be widely ignored by the Yemeni government and civil society.
Published on 11 September 2014 by Mohammed Al-Khayat in Health & Environment
“A four-hour drive on a rough road—that’s what it took to arrive at our destination. When we arrived, exhausted from the trip, we headed swiftly for the clay houses, wanting to fulfill our humane goal of helping the children of the area by providing them with essential vaccines. We were surprised when their parents refused to allow us to give them the vaccines.”
Published on 8 September 2014 by Madiha Al-Junaid in Health & Environment
Five years ago, Yasmin Dammaj, general manager at the Industrial Management Department of the Yemen Standardization, Metrology and Quality Control Organization (YSMO), was battling severe stress and sleep deprivation. “The unbearable sounds from a carpentry workshop near my house constantly affected my ability to sleep and function.” The loud sound levels from the equipment used at the carpentry workshop compelled Dammaj to take the issue to court.
Published on 7 August 2014 by Madiha Al-Junaid in Health & Environment
Plastic bags of different colors and sizes are found floating around freely, scattered in the streets, posing a serious environmental threat to the country. It is a typical sight in Yemeni cities, including the capital Sana’a. Some of the bags are piled up as waste around street corners, often burning or molding, leaving unpleasant odors.
Published on 1 July 2014 by Ali Abulohoom in Health & Environment
The World Day to Combat Desertification took place on June 17 to bring awareness to one of the greatest global challenges to sustainable development and one that has a devastating impact on the world’s poorest people whose livelihoods are tied to the land.
Published on 24 June 2014 by Murad Alazzany in Health & Environment
Rapid population growth compounded by a flood of people relocating from villages to cities over the last four decades has resulted in rapidly increased demands for dwindling water supplies.
Published on 17 June 2014 by Ali Abulohoom in Health & Environment
Despite efforts by the World Health Organization (WHO) to eradicate polio worldwide, ten countries, including Pakistan, Nigeria, and Syria, are on red alert as new cases have been detected and fears grow of the virus spreading to neighboring countries.
Published on 3 June 2014 by Ali Saeed in Health & Environment
Mufrih Saleh, a farmer in Darb Wada'a area in Sa'ada governorate, is pleased he no longer hears the sound of his diesel generator pumping water.