Increased access to healthcare in Yemen is being secured through a partnership between Japan and UNOPS

With the help of the Japanese government, UNOPS deployed eight mobile medical clinics to the Public Health and Population Ministry in Aden, intending to enhance the care of the Aden population.

The initiative “Urgent Support to Health Services through the Provision of Mobile Clinics in Yemen,” funded by the Japanese government, aimed to improve access to healthcare by strengthening the Public Health and Population Ministry’s operational capacity as well as adaptability in Aden and the southern governorates. 

The new mobile medical clinics are expected to help provide important health care services to 50,000 people, with 47% of them being females, along with an instant response to the COVID-19 epidemic.

In addition to providing mobile clinics, UNOPS provides training to health workers on how to operate and maintain the clinics through this project.

Dr. Ahmed Al-Kamal, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Public Health and Population, expressed his gratitude for the action by saying, “Today, we receive the mobile clinics supplied by the people and the government of Japan, and we offer our appreciation to them.” 

The mobile medical clinics will be of great assistance to Yemenis in regions where healthcare services are lacking. The mobile clinics can be thought of as “mini-hospitals.”

“The current complexity of the Yemeni crisis, combined with the effects of the global pandemic, has severely harmed Yemeni populations’ living conditions and access to critical social services, particularly health. The mobile medical clinics that UNOPS delivered yesterday will strengthen the Ministry’s capability to reach communities in Aden as well as the southern governorates with the aim of providing much-needed access to health care, thanks to our partnerships with Japan,” said the Director of UNOPS Multi-Country Office in Amman, Muhammad Usman Akram.