MedGlobal and United Mission for Relief & Development Partner to Tackle Health Crisis in Yemen With a Focus on Pregnant and Lactating Women & Children Under Five



04/21/2024 — In a significant move to combat the escalating health and nutrition crisis in Yemen, MedGlobal and United Mission for Relief & Development (UMR) have announced a new partnership aimed at providing vital nutrition and reproductive health services to vulnerable communities in the Hais Hospital and Al-Fash Health Unit.

Dr Zaher Sahloul, President and Co-Founder of MedGlobal emphasized the urgency of the situation: “The health crisis in Yemen requires immediate and sustained action. MedGlobal has been active in Yemen since 2017 making a big difference in the lives of over 4 millions Yemenis. Our new partnership with UMR is a testament to our commitment to continue providing lifesaving assistance to those in dire need in Yemen.

We seek to address the dire needs of the Yemeni population, where the ongoing conflict has devastated the healthcare system, leading to a critical situation for women, children, and displaced individuals. Over the next year, the project aims to enhance access to primary healthcare services, support nutrition services, and provide emergency obstetric and neonatal care in areas where healthcare access is severely restricted.

Dr. Abed Ayoub,  CEO and President of UMR, added, “By combining our efforts, we aim to significantly reduce maternal and child mortality and morbidity in the region. This collaboration is a crucial step towards addressing the health and nutrition crisis in Yemen.

In 2023, MedGlobal provided over 50,000 consultations at Hais hospital. The project will focus on supporting primary health services, including reproductive health and nutrition, in Al-Fash health unit and ensuring the provision of nutrition health services and obstetric and neonatal emergency care in Hais referral hospital. The initiative also includes community awareness and sensitization to improve attitudes towards disease prevention, community in health system management, nutrition, and reproductive health services.

The collaboration between MedGlobal and UMR represents a crucial effort in responding to one of the world’s largest humanitarian crises, with the aim of providing equitable and safe health services to Yemen’s most vulnerable populations.

MedGlobal is a humanitarian charitable non-governmental organization that provides emergency response and health programs to build resilience among vulnerable communities around the world. Our health programs support victims of wars and disasters, refugees, internally displaced persons, and marginalized communities in disaster-affected and low-resource settings.

United Mission for Relief & Development (UMR) is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization focused on providing disaster relief and recovery services to the underserved both domestically in the U.S. and internationally across the globe. Since its establishment, UMR has implemented countless projects in 35 countries worldwide.