Project Name:

Providing emergency life-saving health services in Hajjah province (Abs and Hairan Districts) and Hodeida Province (Al-Zahra and Al-Luhaya)

Funder:

OCHA

General Purpose:

Decreasing the rate of illnesses and deaths among IDP and host community children and women in the target areas through improving the chances of accessing emergency life-saving healthcare services to 37850 IDPs and other conflict and torrent-affected victims (Men, Women, Boys and Girls) in the provinces of Hajjah and Hodeida.

Special Purpose:

  1. Providing primary healthcare services to a total of 37.850 individuals including 18965 host community members and 18885 IDP community members, including women and children in the target areas in the provinces of Hajjah and Hodeida.
  2. Providing reproductive healthcare and family services to women of childbearing age.
  3. Providing health education and hygiene enhancement to members of IDP and host communities.
  4. Supporting and rehabilitating health centers in the target areas of Al-Luhaya and Al-Zahra
  5. Supporting IDP and host community affected families with Hygiene Kit

Cause of Intervention:

The provinces of Hajjah and Hodeida are among the poorest provinces in Yemen and all of their residents suffer illiteracy and lack of basic government-provided services.

The targeted areas of Abs and Hairan in Hajjah province and Al-Zahra and Al-Luhaya in Hodeida Province are rural areas and their residents depend on farming for income. On Thursday, April 14 of 2016 information about floods in Al-Zahra and Al-Luhaya districts north of Hodeida and near Hajjah Province (both provinces share borders with Abs district). Most of the affected people in those areas needed emergency primary healthcare.

Evaluation results in seven provinces in Yemen indicated severe rain damages on the days of 13 and 14 of April. Almost 49000 people were affected and 24 deaths reported in Hodeida, Hajjah and other Provinces. However, Hodeida was the most affected province, and 20 villages were damaged and 8 people were killed. Reports indicated that the most affected areas were Al-Zahra and Al-Luhaya districts and diseases such as Malaria and Dengue Fever are spread. There were 17 flood-affected villages. As for the province of Hajjah, it also suffered from bad health conditions and despite the presence of MSF in Abs city, it was unable receive all the patients from the affected areas due to the extraordinary circumstances. Those patients needed immediate response because the health situation was becoming worse every day.

Target Individuals:

Host Community:

18965 (Men: 4380, Women: 5170, Boys: 4700, Girls: 4715)

IDPs Community:

18885 (Men: 4300, Women: 5170, Boys: 4700, Girls: 4715)

 

Project Preparation Steps:

  • Preparing supplies, medicine and equipment for the mobile clinics, choosing the field teams and launching the mobile clinics.
  • Determining and accounting for all infectious diseases
  • Coordinating with the Health Office and other relevant actors.
  • Providing reproductive healthcare services.
  • Providing 35% of the medications for the fixed clinics in the centers of AlZahra and Al-Luhaya districts
  • Launching the fixed clinics.
  • Preparing the media campaign (talk shows, radio sketches, brochures and other print materials for the project)
  • Training the volunteers on the methods of prevention, reproductive health, nutrition and social accountability.
  • Holding (100) awareness sessions.
  • Distributing (2500) hygiene kit
  • Contracting Hajjah or Hodeida Radio Station.

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