1559, Section: Health & Environment
Health & Environment
Published on 25 February 2014 by Samar Qaed in Health & Environment
Yemeni health officials met in Sana’a last month to discuss the core problems related to the salt industry in Yemen. One major problem was iodine deficiency in salt, according to health officials.
Published on 30 January 2014 by Amal Al-Yarisi in Health & Environment
Painkillers are not enough to alleviate the burn victims’ discomfort. While patients moan in pain, family members are busy chasing paperwork from office to office in pursuit of the free medications offered by a charitable pharmacy in the Burns and Plastic Surgery Center (BPSC) of state-run Al-Jamhouri hospital in Sana’a.
Published on 23 January 2014 by Samar Qaed in Health & Environment
Exhausted dialysis center in Hodeida reduces appointments to cope with influx of patients
Published on 21 January 2014 by Samar Al-Ariqi in Health & Environment
Baby formula can be a dangerous substitute for mother’s milk
Published on 12 December 2013 by Amal Al–Yarisi in Health & Environment
Sa’ad Hashim slowly makes his way down one of the corridors at the Artificial Limbs and Physiotherapy Center in Sana’a. The 22-year-old struggles, using his wooden crutches to limp towards his therapy appointment. Every morning the young man comes here to be among others who share in his physical struggles and to rehabilitate himself in a safe environment.
Published on 3 December 2013 by Nasser Al-Sakkaf in Health & Environment
Experts argue peaceful relations and water management are directly connected
Published on 26 November 2013 by Ali Saeed in Health & Environment
Dr. Taha Al-Naib has been at his game for a while as one of the few pediatricians in Yemen who specializes in the treatment of childhood kidney disorders. Patients from all over the country come to him for his expertise on ailments ranging from renal failure to kidney infections. Renal failure remains a serious cause of mortality in Yemen, according to many doctors in both public and private facilities. The capital’s state-run Al-Thawra Hospital receives on average three to four new cases of child “chronic renal failure” every week and Al-Naib says he sees just as many in his private clinic.
Published on 5 November 2013 by Ali Abulohoom in Health & Environment
Dental clinics lacking sterilization equipment operate outside government oversight
Published on 29 October 2013 by Ryam Al-Qadi in Health & Environment
Blood centers stay afloat by requiring donations from families
Published on 3 October 2013 by Ali Abulohoom in Health & Environment
When her four-month-old son still wasn't moving his head or turning over, Um Abdulkareem knew something wasn't right. So she and her family moved from Hajja governorate to the capital, Sana'a, about one year ago to find out what was wrong.