Necessity is the mother of all inventions - Faheem Naji

Necessity is the mother of all inventions – Faheem Naji

Faheem Naji understood the meaning of this saying very well and used it to change his life and the lives of those around him, as he started to make artificial limbs from simple materials such as tree branches and steel bars.

It all started when Mohammad’s leg was amputated after this was the only solution to the medical problems he had, he decided to follow his dream and obtained a scholarship from the International Cross to study artificial limbs in India, which is a five-year study field.

Now, Faheem is working at the IRVD center in Yemen and helps tens of people on a daily basis to restore their mobility and movement, in his words ‘More than 5000 people suffered from limbs amputation during the war, and we need to help them in all possible ways to prevent them from being desperate or having suicidal ideas as a result of their status, we should be the ones standing next to them because they deserve all the help an.

 

 

 

 

 
Awareness Of Arterial Hypertension

Awareness of arterial hypertension

The community health team of Jinderis has conducted an awareness session on “High Blood Pressure” disease, which is considered the most common chronic as statistics suggest that one in three people who are over 40 years old have high blood pressure. Moreover, the team explained what consequences might occur if the case is left without treatment, such as heart, kidney and eye diseases. Despite that, high blood pressure can be controlled through regularly taking the medicine described by the doctor and following the doctor’s instructions regarding periodic visits and examinations, reducing salt and fats in diet and replacing it with fruits and vegetables, in addition to exercising and quitting smoking.

 

 

 

 

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capacity building trainings and workshops in the artificial limbs centers – Taiz

Al-Ameen is continuing to provide a series of capacity building trainings and workshops in the artificial limbs centres supported by KSRelief across Yemen, as it has conducted a training workshop for the working staff in Taiz aiming at better capacitating them and improving their skills, the training covered several theoretical and practical topics including direct real-time application on existing cases, as the practical side of the training included producing limbs that are especially made for specific cases. Moreover, the trainees attended an orientation session on what aspects of their work needs to be improved based on the centre’s priorities.

 
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Shuiya suffers from acute kidney failure

After fleeing her home town, “Shuiya” finally settled in Al-Ghaydah city, as she arrived, she started feeling pain in her kidneys, few days later she was diagnosed with severe kidney failure and she was told that she needs a kidney plant, but this wasn’t possible due to her financial hardships. Afterwards, she started attending dialysis sessions in Al-Ghaydah centre for two times a week, now she’s looking forward to continue her life.  “Shuiya” is one of 35 patients receiving continuous treatment at the centre which provides it’s services to IDPs who form 83% of the total beneficiaries. In November, the centre provided 351 dialysis sessions along with providing 778 medicines and performing 450 tests.

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Opening of the psychological support clinic on breast cancer in Marib

In coordination with Maarib hospital committee, IRVD has yesterday launched a psychological support centre in Maarib city, Yemen, and announced the start of a comprehensive awareness program on breast cancer that includes conducting free-of-charge medical examining and testing, as well as conducting surgeries and operations for free.

The program aims at conducting lectures and seminars in educational institutions such as schools and universities in addition to IDP camps, and its main focus is to provide as many free tests as possible for the suspected cases, and to follow-up and treat the confirmed cases and perform surgeries when needed. Also, the program will include distributing brochures and posters to raise public awareness on the topic and to explain the significance of early examining and testing, and many other detailed information on breast cancer. The program comes under the IRVD initiatives to help the victims of the ongoing conflict in Yemen.

Abdulaziz Al-Shaddadi, the general manager of the health bureau has expressed his gratitude to IRVD and the general committee of Maarib hospital, stating that the bureau is aiming at developing this centre to become a fully-functioning mental health hospital in the future, and he emphasized the importance of the awareness campaign on breast cancer.

 

Mohammad Al-Mouawadi, the province deputy said that many of the victims of the conflict are going through very difficult times psychologically and they are in immense need for support, especially in the province of Maarib where more than 3 million IDP live along with the many injured and affected people, bearing in mind the already very difficult economic situation that the families and IDPs are experiencing.