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New prosthetics center

New prosthetics center .. Due to the ongoing humanitarian crisis in Yemen, which caused by the raging conflict for 8 years, the number of Yemenis injured with various injuries as a result of mines planted by the Houthi coup militia, which resulted in many cases of amputation, as the number of disabilities, according to the international committee of the red cross, reached more than 2.2 million cases across Yemen, and based on the strategy of “KS Relief” – the health sector in the republic of Yemen – by supporting and financing prosthetics projects throughout Yemen, through the localization and improvement of prosthetics services and rehabilitation and assisting people with special needs with their involvement in social life and maintaining the continuation of their performance within society, and raising the capabilities of the workers at the prosthetics center with the latest medical sciences and modern technologies, a project for preparing and operating the new prosthetics center in “Aden” governorate (phase three) was launched today, in coordination with the ministries of planning, international cooperation and public health, in addition to the health office in Aden governorate and the governorate office for martyrs and wounded affairs.

This was done under the patronage of Dr. “Qassem Muhammad Baheebh” the minister of public health and population, and in the presence of Dr. “Ali Abdullah Saleh” the director of the public health and population office in the governorate of Aden, and Mr. “Alawi Al-Nuba” the deputy of Aden region for the affairs of the martyrs and the wounded, after the end of the rehabilitation phase restoration of the designated building and supplying it with modern equipment and supplies for the prosthetics workshop, in addition to physical therapy and rehabilitation devices for amputation patients.

The new prosthetics center has been inaugurated through the implementing partner “Al-Ameen” for humanitarian support. In its third phase in 2021, the project targets approximately 1400 beneficiaries, and the production capacity will reach the manufacture and installation of 300 prosthetics, in addition to providing maintenance and technical rehabilitation services for 150 prosthetics and 950 beneficiaries of physical therapy and rehabilitation services for amputation patients.

It is worth noting that the new center for prosthetics in Aden is the fourth qualitative center that has been activated after the “Saioun” center in “Hadramout” governorate in Yemen, where “KS Relief” contributes to supporting and operating four industrial limb centers in the governorates of Aden, Maareb, Taiz and Hadramout, to ensure the provision of health care and care for people with special needs and amputation patients, with budgets exceeding 10 million dollars.

As the number of beneficiaries of prosthetics projects throughout Yemen, fully funded by “KS Relief” in 2020, more than 13,000 beneficiaries received high-quality, free and integrated health services in the prosthetics centers, which were distributed over manufacturing, installation, technical rehabilitation, maintenance services, physiotherapy and rehabilitation of amputation patients. More than 1630 modern prosthetics have been installed in prosthetics centers throughout Yemen, and these projects have provided job opportunities for more than 160 Yemeni administrative and technical personnel.

 

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Conclusion of school health project

Conclusion of school health project

The school health project aims to strengthen school health care services and manage malnutrition cases for students and educational staff for schools in Aden, and it is a project within the health sector, implemented by Al-Ameen for Humanitarian Support, with funding from KSRELIEF and in coordination with the School Health Administration in Yemen.

Under sponsorship of the director of the public health and population office in the Governorate of Aden, Dr. “Ali Abdullah Saleh,” and the director of the office of education in Aden, Dr. “Mohammad Al-Ruqibi,” and in the presence of the director of organizations affairs in the ministry of health and the director of medicinal supply at the ministry of health, a ceremony of conclusion of School health was held today, which implemented by “Al-ameen Organization”. As the project began at the beginning of October of last year, and concluded its activities in this March.

The school health project activities took place in 8 regions of Aden after the targeted primary schools were identified, and the number of project beneficiaries reached to 44000, distributed among students and the teaching and administrative staff alike.

During the project, 10 mobile clinics were formed, each clinic consisting of a doctor, a nurse, a community health worker and a mental health worker, so that the staff is under the direct supervision of the doctor in the clinic, and after that the clinic makes periodic visits to schools to provide primary health services.

Each of the clinics visited schools in the areas covered by the project, and in each classroom the purpose of the visit was defined for medical assistance and some matters of interest to children were explained and questions answered, and then a medical survey was conducted for all children in the class, all names were restricted and inspections were made. For children who have health problems and dispensing free medicines according to the cases. As for cases that need a specialist doctor, they are referred to the approved primary health centers.

As for community health professionals, they have undertaken the task of raising awareness about public health issues, personal hygiene, prevention of infectious diseases, and healthy nutrition issues, in a gentle and simple way for children. Also, mental health professionals raise awareness about some general psychological issues that children may face, such as aggression, bullying and fear, as well as directing them to study, friendship and acceptance of others.

In addition to all this, the project teams raised awareness about corona virus, and protective baskets containing masks, soap, hand sanitizer and perfumed tissues were distributed, in addition to brochures that aim to raise awareness about the epidemic.

By the conclusion of School health project, it is worth noting that the clinics examined 75301 students within the project, by visiting 106 schools, with a number of prescriptions amounting to 15061 and referrals amounting to 5208 referrals that varied between medical, nutritional and psychological cases, and 405 disabilities were recorded.

During the conclusion of school health project, the attendees discussed all aspects, proposals and recommendations for the project’s activities and the necessary mechanisms to ensure the highest levels of coordination between all parties at the level of education and health offices and the relevant authorities to ensure health services reach the target student groups.

 

 
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Walid and his suffering with pain that lasted for years in the ears

Waleed” Has been suffering for six years of chronic ear pain as a result of an injury that hit him during the war, and because of his difficult living circumstances, he couldn’t afford treatment in #Ersal since he lives in a refugee camp. After a long wait, Walid visited our medical center in Ersal and was diagnosed by a specialized doctor who also provided him with the required medicine and information on a device that he can use to avoid the pains again, now Waleed is looking forward to continue his life normally after reaching full recovery from this chronic pain.

 

 
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knowledge awareness among school students on personal health

The community health team is working to spread knowledge and to raise awareness among the youngest school students on personal and public health and sanity, through visiting the maximum number of schools and conducting awareness sessions. The team has visit a school in badinli Syria town to explain the importance of personal and public health and sanity measures such as constantly washing hands and face, and the importance of keeping a clean school as it resembles the second home for the students, the information included also explaining the significance of the vaccinations that take place in schools. The community health team is aiming to play a complimentary role along with the families and educational staff to build an aware and socially-responsible generation.

 

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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Awareness about following the preventive measures in Badinli

The community health team in Badinli are working to ensure the safety of the local community as the second wave of Covid-19 virus is breaking out, the team has conducted an awareness session in one of the schools to raise awareness on Covid-19 pandemic protection measures, explaining the importance of following these measures in reducing the impact of the virus, such as washing and sanitizing hands constantly, wearing a face mask and keeping the social distance. Moreover, the team explained how the virus can be transferred among people, also, the session contained providing information on how to enhance the body immune system against diseases, and how the symptoms vary from one case to another, especially for people with chronic diseases where the symptoms might be worse depending on each case.

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building trust and self-esteem

The psychosocial support team in Al-Bab city has conducted several group sessions on the importance of building and enhancing trust and self-esteem for children at an early age, with the participation of 18 men and women. The sessions discussed various topics starting with the fact that it’s the parents responsibility to enhance the child’s self-esteem and to enable him from facing all kinds of challenges that he might encounter during his life. Moreover, the team provided many advice to the attendees on how to deal with their children, such as hearing them out and not interrupting them, answering all the child questions which enhance the feeling of being cared for.

 

 

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School of health

In November, the school health and malnutrition management project continued to provide services for 15296 beneficiaries who received 48204 services, including 206 psychosocial support sessions to 7852 students, and 275 community health sessions that benefited 11592 people. Moreover, the project team is working to cover as many schools as possible, as it covers 48 schools in 8 provinces until now in the project supported by  KSRelief.

 

 

 
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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.