Yemen Declares Health Emergency Over Epidemics

SANAA, Yemen's health authorities, declared a health emergency on Tuesday, citing that, they were battling malaria and dengue fever.

The epidemics spread over Yemeni northern provinces, including Hodeidah, Hajjah, Raymah, Mahweet, Taiz, Ibb and Saada.

A total of 116,522 confirmed cases of malaria and 23,000 confirmed cases of dengue fever have been recorded since Jan, the health authorities said.

The health sector in Yemen has been badly affected by the civil war, which allowed the spread of infectious diseases, including cholera.

The World Health Organisation, said that, cholera in Yemen has set the world's record, with the infection of over one million people, while over 2,000 people have been confirmed dead from the disease, since 2017.

Source: NAM News Network