Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS), in partnership and coordination with the United Nations Population Fund, implemented a project to build and equip emergency obstetric departments at the healthcare facilities in the Yemeni capital, Sana'a, as part of the 'Comprehensive Health Care Services for Vulnerable People' project, funded by the Qatar Fund for Development, with a value of $5,359,285.
In a statement, the QRCS sated that the project included building and equipping three obstetric emergency rooms, a private clinic for women in the courtyard of the Bayt Hanzal Medical Center, and supporting the Al-Sunaina Medical Complex with medical supplies and equipment related to obstetric emergencies.
For her part, project manager Dr. Munira Al Aini stated that seven obstetric emergency departments have been equipped in seven facilities within the project, with the aim of enabling mothers to obtain proper health care during pregnancy and childbirth and to reduce the death rate resulting from the risks of childbirth.
Going on since March 2021, the 'Comprehensive Health Care Services for Vulnerable People' project aims at supporting 11 health facilities in three Yemeni governorates: Sana'a, Taiz, and Al-Hudaydah. Its activities include the supply of devices, furniture, medical equipment, medicines and laboratory solutions, in addition to providing incentives for the medical and administrative staff and securing operational materials for the targeted facilities on a regular basis. The latest statistics indicated that the number of beneficiaries of these services and medical consultations increased to about 1,170,756 until the end of last year.
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