Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) has launched a new integrated, life-saving health and nutrition response project for the poorest people in Yemen to meet the emergency and essential needs of around 126,000 internally displaced people (IDPs) and locals in the inaccessible parts of Maqbanah District, Taiz Governorate.

With one million USD funding from the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs' (OCHA) Yemen Humanitarian Fund (YHF), the project includes a package of health and nutrition measures to improve primary, secondary, and surgical health care services, as well as provide children and women with access to life-saving preventive and therapeutic nutrition services.

Moreover, the project involves capacity-building for health workers at the target facilities, with training courses on nutritional counseling programs, mass immunization, infection control, and community management for acute malnutrition treatment. The monthly staff remunerations are also provided.

In the outdoor aspect, mobile clinics are being deployed to remote camps/areas lacking medical services, in order to provide primary health care services, especially reproductive health and pediatrics, promote awareness-raising messages on healthy infant nutrition and infection prevention, and apply the referral system for patients in need of advanced medical care to the supported hospitals and health centers. (QNA)