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Yemen mobile clinic IPPF

Saving lives in Yemen

Amran is a small city about fifty kilometres north-west of Yemen’s capital, Sana’a. It is one of the poorest areas in the country, with extremely low health indicators.  More than 58,000 internally displaced people are living in Amran, according to one report from the Task Force on Population Movements. This is the highest number of displaced people in the country.  The Yemeni Association for Reproductive Health (YARH) is IPPF's accredited partner on the ground. Through them IPPF is prioritizing health access for women and girls, especially for those who are pregnant. YARH is also providing essential life-saving services to vulnerable groups. These people are at risk of sexual violence and fatal illness and diseases.     YARH, with Yemen's Ministry of Public Health and Population, deployed a mobile medical team to Amran between September and November 2016. They treated approximately 600 internally displaced people, more than two-thirds of them women, who mostly received pre and postnatal care, counselling, contraception and essential medical treatment.  The mobile team was made up of a female medical doctor and two midwives, two coordinators and a driver. They targeted displaced people in three remote districts: Khamir, Raydah and Kharif. With support from UNFPA and the Yemeni Women Union, we distributed a total of 1,000 dignity kits in Yemen. We also provided clean delivery kits to pregnant women in need. A low take up of family planning among these women is due to both a lack of awareness of and access to reproductive health services. In our raising awareness sessions we placed great importance on child spacing and how this can improve maternal and child health. We also reached just under 2000 people in displaced communities, with information on breastfeeding, nutrition and hygiene. In other initiatives on the ground, YARH is also working together with people living with HIV and up-skilling service providers on delivering contraceptive implants. Complementing these activities are empowerment projects youth leadership programmes to increase access to comprehensive sexuality education. Conditions are extremely tough – and dangerous – but we remain committed to serving the people of Yemen and doing all we can for their sexual and reproductive health.

Yemeni Association for Reproductive Health

Established in June 2009 as a not-for-profit voluntary non-governmental organization, the Yemeni Association for Reproductive Health (YARH) is registered with the Ministry of Social Affairs. YARH became an IPPF Member Association in 2010. YARH carries out its activities to contribute in achieving the following goals:

  • Providing services and rights in the field of high-quality reproductive health provided, enables through the outlets of partners in the public and private sectors, and information and family planning based on of voluntary acceptance and conscious choice without exerting any pressure.
  • Providing family with preventive and curative services in the field of RH/FP and Primary Health Care.
  • Participate and contribute to the implementation of sustainable development programs and humanitarian programs that promote the health and well-being of society.
  • Enhancing the commitment of decision makers to activate legislation and policies on SRH and FP methods.
  • Enhancing the role of women and youth leaderships as advocates for change.
  • Increase youth access to CSE.
  • Raising community awareness by engaging influencers and media professionals in promoting reproductive rights and health.
  • Strengthening the association’s institutional capabilities, increasing its financial resources, and diversifying its sources of income.
  • Increasing the number of volunteers and active activists in the association. 


Through 2 static clinics and 1 youth-friendly service centre, the Member Association provides quality services to the people of Yemen. It has about 484 volunteers and staff working on SRHR, HIV, CSE, and Youth issues on the promotion of awareness amongst young people to empower them to make informed decisions concerning their SRH.

YARH plays a key role in building strategic partnerships with other organisations concerned with young people's programmes in Yemen, and involves the young in identifying, articulating, implementing, monitoring and evaluating youth-friendly projects. YARH provides SRH, FP, Primary Health Care, and MCH. The average no. of services at the static clinics between 23,500 services, this number increased during our implementation projects funded by donors.  

During 2018-2019 we implemented one year project funded by both GoJ-SB, and JTF projects targeted IDP’s and host communities, services provided reached more than 65.000 clients.

 

Yemen mobile clinic IPPF

Saving lives in Yemen

Amran is a small city about fifty kilometres north-west of Yemen’s capital, Sana’a. It is one of the poorest areas in the country, with extremely low health indicators.  More than 58,000 internally displaced people are living in Amran, according to one report from the Task Force on Population Movements. This is the highest number of displaced people in the country.  The Yemeni Association for Reproductive Health (YARH) is IPPF's accredited partner on the ground. Through them IPPF is prioritizing health access for women and girls, especially for those who are pregnant. YARH is also providing essential life-saving services to vulnerable groups. These people are at risk of sexual violence and fatal illness and diseases.     YARH, with Yemen's Ministry of Public Health and Population, deployed a mobile medical team to Amran between September and November 2016. They treated approximately 600 internally displaced people, more than two-thirds of them women, who mostly received pre and postnatal care, counselling, contraception and essential medical treatment.  The mobile team was made up of a female medical doctor and two midwives, two coordinators and a driver. They targeted displaced people in three remote districts: Khamir, Raydah and Kharif. With support from UNFPA and the Yemeni Women Union, we distributed a total of 1,000 dignity kits in Yemen. We also provided clean delivery kits to pregnant women in need. A low take up of family planning among these women is due to both a lack of awareness of and access to reproductive health services. In our raising awareness sessions we placed great importance on child spacing and how this can improve maternal and child health. We also reached just under 2000 people in displaced communities, with information on breastfeeding, nutrition and hygiene. In other initiatives on the ground, YARH is also working together with people living with HIV and up-skilling service providers on delivering contraceptive implants. Complementing these activities are empowerment projects youth leadership programmes to increase access to comprehensive sexuality education. Conditions are extremely tough – and dangerous – but we remain committed to serving the people of Yemen and doing all we can for their sexual and reproductive health.

Yemeni Association for Reproductive Health

Established in June 2009 as a not-for-profit voluntary non-governmental organization, the Yemeni Association for Reproductive Health (YARH) is registered with the Ministry of Social Affairs. YARH became an IPPF Member Association in 2010. YARH carries out its activities to contribute in achieving the following goals:

  • Providing services and rights in the field of high-quality reproductive health provided, enables through the outlets of partners in the public and private sectors, and information and family planning based on of voluntary acceptance and conscious choice without exerting any pressure.
  • Providing family with preventive and curative services in the field of RH/FP and Primary Health Care.
  • Participate and contribute to the implementation of sustainable development programs and humanitarian programs that promote the health and well-being of society.
  • Enhancing the commitment of decision makers to activate legislation and policies on SRH and FP methods.
  • Enhancing the role of women and youth leaderships as advocates for change.
  • Increase youth access to CSE.
  • Raising community awareness by engaging influencers and media professionals in promoting reproductive rights and health.
  • Strengthening the association’s institutional capabilities, increasing its financial resources, and diversifying its sources of income.
  • Increasing the number of volunteers and active activists in the association. 


Through 2 static clinics and 1 youth-friendly service centre, the Member Association provides quality services to the people of Yemen. It has about 484 volunteers and staff working on SRHR, HIV, CSE, and Youth issues on the promotion of awareness amongst young people to empower them to make informed decisions concerning their SRH.

YARH plays a key role in building strategic partnerships with other organisations concerned with young people's programmes in Yemen, and involves the young in identifying, articulating, implementing, monitoring and evaluating youth-friendly projects. YARH provides SRH, FP, Primary Health Care, and MCH. The average no. of services at the static clinics between 23,500 services, this number increased during our implementation projects funded by donors.  

During 2018-2019 we implemented one year project funded by both GoJ-SB, and JTF projects targeted IDP’s and host communities, services provided reached more than 65.000 clients.