KEY 2022 MEDICAL FIGURES
people admitted to hospital
outpatient consultations for children under five
births assisted, including 5,470 cesarean sections
Ongoing armed conflict and the deterioration of the economy drove a massive humanitarian crisis in Yemen last year. As food and fuel prices rose, many families could not afford to eat or travel to healthcare facilities.
Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) teams worked in 12 hospitals and supported 16 other health facilities across 13 governorates, with a focus on inpatient and emergency care. We provided medical assistance to people injured in conflict and responded to surging rates of malnutrition and preventable diseases. At the same time, we called for a more effective international response and for greater access to people in need of humanitarian assistance.
MSF-supported emergency rooms treated hundreds of thousands of patients, performing surgeries for violence-related injuries, obstetric complications and traffic accidents. Poor access to health services caused many people to delay seeking care or forced them to travel long distances. As a result, people often developed complications by the time they reached MSF’s facilities.
In an effort to reduce high maternal and infant death rates, we worked with the Ministry of Health in Hodeidah, Hajjah, Ibb and Taiz governorates to develop emergency referral pathways to accelerate people’s access to care. We also supported maternal and child healthcare in most governorates across the country to assist with deliveries, including cesareans, and provided pre- and neonatal care. Our teams treated over 10,000 cases of malnutrition over the course of the year.
Low vaccination coverage, poor living conditions and the collapse of the healthcare system resulted in a resurgence of preventable diseases such as cholera, diphtheria, measles and whooping cough. Our teams provided vaccinations, carried out health promotion activities and managed isolation centres.