The aim of the project is to expand access to life-saving primary care within the territory of the Rasad Hospital in southern Yemen, as well as to increase the availability of specialist gynaecological and obstetrical care for women and girls.
As part of the 2nd module of the project, two mobile medical clinics will be launched, which will make it possible to assist people living in hard-to-reach and distant locations. The hospital in Rasad will receive supplies of medical devices, hygiene products, medicines, personal hygiene and protection products as well as non-medical utility items necessary for the proper functioning of the facility. The project will also provide additional funding for the salaries of the medical team, and will cover part of the hospital’s operating costs.
Additionally, a gynaecology and obstetrics ward will be opened in the hospital. A network of local midwives will be established, who will work within the territory serviced by the facility. The health care centre will implement a referral system for pregnant women and girls, as well as a general reference system for all departments of the hospital. Additional staff training will also be carried out in order to increase the team’s competences to ensure the safety of women and girls during childbirth.
As a result, a total of approximately 123,000 people will receive aid.
The project is implemented in cooperation with Caritas Polska.
The project is co-financed within the framework of the Polish development cooperation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland.
Project duration: 1 February – 31 December 2022
Location: Rasad, Abyan province, Yemen
Donator: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland (Polish aid)