Bringing Life Back To Thousands of People

In Marib gov, the impact of war has disrupted the societal infrastructure that supported health care. Still many health facilities suffer significant damages which adversely affect a high population density from getting the essential health services they need to save their lives.

In Sirwah, Al-Mahjaza, more than 12 villages – with an approximate number of 9,450 individuals, 7,000 of whom are internally displaced persons (IDPs) – have been deprived of primary health care due to the major damages and closure of Al-Raql health center. Unfortunately, Al-Raql is considered to be the largest health facility where its six-year closure had led to critical consequences for the population and increased their suffering to life-saving medical services, requiring immediate rehabilitation as well as sufficient medical supplies to be fully operational.

Jan 2022 was the turning point for thousands of needy people as RDP, in collaboration with Yemen Humanitarian Fund (YHF), has responded to the dire health need through implementing the integrated health and nutrition project to increase the access to high-quality core components of the minimum service package (MSP) and life-saving nutrition services for the most vulnerable people including IDPs, targeting four health facilities in Sirwah and Harib Al Qaramesh districts of Marib governorate.

A month later, the rehabilitation works started in Al-Raql health center which included, maintenance of the surface by making an insulating layer and a concrete layer to prevent water leakage, renewing the paint, doors, electricity and water networks, supplying upper and lower storage tanks with a water pump, as well as rehabilitating the medical incinerator and making a waste burial pit next to the incinerator.

In July 2022, after delivering the necessary medical equipment, devices, and furniture, RDP’s health workers began to receive and treat patients of different ages and groups, reaching almost 50 cases per day. The project is positively impacting on the way health facilities operate to meet the minimum needs of these vulnerable groups. Thanks for the continuous support of YHF for bringing life back to thousands of people.