Press Release: MedGlobal Distributes Critical Medical Supplies in Sana’a, Yemen

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Washington, DC – MedGlobal is proud to distribute critical medical supplies and equipment to a hospital and quarantine center in Sana’a, Yemen. In 2020, the number of people in Yemen in acute need has increased by 27% compared to last year. Based on the growing needs of the population, MedGlobal is committed to the expansion of our health response in Yemen and ensuring that we are able to support civilians across multiple government-held and de facto authority-held regions of Yemen. 

Beginning on Thursday, May 14, MedGlobal distributed medical supplies and equipment, including beds and cardiac equipment, to the Al-Kuwait Hospital in Sana’a, which is currently functioning as the capitol’s quarantine center, alongside our partner Life Foundation. This is the first health response MedGlobal has led in a de facto authority-held area of Yemen. 

MedGlobal is committed to reaching civilians with critical health care and humanitarian assistance based on need and under humanitarian principles. According to UNOCHA, an estimated 80% percent of the population in Yemen, or more than 24 million people, is in need of humanitarian or protection assistance, including 14.3 million in acute need. MedGlobal is proud to be able to serve civilians in both government-held and de facto authority-held areas with health services. 

Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, MedGlobal has been adapting its health and humanitarian response in Yemen and other countries with vulnerable populations to meet evolving needs. Beginning in April 2020, MedGlobal has supported local hospitals in Marib, Al-Hudaydah, Taiz, Hadramout, and now Sana’a with medicine, equipment, ultrasound machines, and hospital beds. MedGlobal has previously provided training for dozens of health workers in Yemen on critically needed maternal and child health technology, including the use of point-of-care ultrasounds and ‘Helping Babies Breathe’ resuscitation technique to reduce neonatal mortality.

MedGlobal is working with urgency to provide critically needed medical supplies to health workers and patients in Yemen, particularly during the important month of Ramadan. Join us in supporting vulnerable communities in Yemen at this critical moment.

For media inquiries, contact MedGlobal’s Advocacy Advisor Kat Fallon at fallon@medglobal.org

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