[19/ 8/ 2023]
The Ministry of Public Health and Population held a workshop on WHO cooperation strategy with the country in Yemen on Saturday.
The workshop, with the participation of undersecretaries, directors of health offices in the provinces, program managers and representatives of the World Health Organization, discussed the role of the Ministry of Health in the development of the country's cooperation strategy, its priorities, orientations and strategies.
The workshop presented an introduction to the process of developing the cooperation strategy, its priorities, the overall strategy frameworks, the humanitarian and development context, and joint international support.
During the workshop, the Minister of Public Health and Population, Dr. Taha Al-Mutawakel, reviewed the effects of the aggression and blockade on the health sector and its destruction of infrastructure, as well as than the consequent deterioration of the health situation and the increase in the suffering of the sick.
He pointed out that women and children were directly targeted by the countries of aggression, which caused long-term psychological and physical suffering indicating that the aggression killed more than eight thousand children and women in eight years.
Minister Al-Mutawakel spoke about efforts to improve the health sector, stressing the importance of the country's cooperation strategy between the ministry and global health to overcome many difficulties.
He reviewed the draft strategy, its objectives and its importance, highlighting the ministry's efforts to ensure the provision of sustainable and high quality health services.
He called on the World Health Organization to raise its voice in international forums to stop the aggression and lift the blockade.
For his part, the representative of the Health Organization in Yemen, Dr. Arturo Pesigan, explained that the strategy aims to achieve quality health services for all Yemenis, as well as supporting the ministry's strategy and its compliance and its balance with the continuity and sustainability of service delivery.
He underscored the importance of focusing on the priorities that will be implemented under the name of the country's cooperation strategy, stressing that the implementation of this strategy will be monitored by the ministry and the organization.