Public Health and Population Minister, Dr. Taha Al-Mutawakel, met on Tuesday the head of the international office of Doctors Without Borders, Christos Christou, and his accompanying team.
The meeting discussed the health situation in Yemen, in light of the conditions of aggression and blockade and their disastrous repercussions, which exacerbated the humanitarian and health conditions.
The meeting reviewed MSF's interventions with regard to malnutrition, and the support it provides to health facilities and personnel.
In the meeting, Al-Mutawakel commended MSF's support and interventions in Yemen, referring to a number of programs that need support in the health aspect, especially with regard to infrastructure.
He expressed his hope that Doctors Without Borders would intervene to operate the emergency center at Kuwait University Hospital in Amanat Al-Asimah, which was equipped by UNOPS with international specifications, as well as to support Al-Juba Hospital in Marib province.
Al-Mutawakel stressed the importance of expanding health facilities for the treatment of malnutrition, and their support by Doctors Without Borders, especially in the Hajjah, Sa'ada, Al-Hodeida and Amran provinces, as well as primary health care programs.
He expressed the ministry's readiness to provide all facilities to MSF to ensure the implementation of its health projects and programs, with ease.
For his part, Christou confirmed that his visit to Yemen comes to see the health situation in Yemen, the suffering left by the war, and to discuss the possibility of signing a long-term agreement on humanitarian interventions.
Source: Yemen News Agency