Less than 50 percent of the health facilities in Yemen are functioning, and those that are operational lack specialists, equipment, and essential drugs . Facilities frequently continue to have empty shelves. The degrading health care system has resulted in vulnerability to and emergence of diseases that are preventable have been eradicated elsewhere. This ranges from the largest cholera outbreaks impacting almost all governorates, to the reemergence of diphtheria and measles, and risk of of polio resurgence. The unprecedented cholera outbreak that began in April 2017 is evidence of serious erosion of the health, water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) systems. More than 18 million people have limited or no access to safe drinking water, sanitation, or hygiene services.
YIAD recognizes that health and development are intimately interconnected and hence YIAD is committed to participate actively in fulfilling the UN Sustainable Development Goal 3 of the 2030 Agenda: to “ensure healthy lives and promoting well-being for all at all ages” through cooperation with international and national partners. YIAD places people, as individuals and communities, as the central focus towards a Primary Health Care system. In addition, YIAD gives high priority s to the development of appropriate health service strategies, including reliable health indicators, to progress monitoring evaluation of program and project effectiveness