Activities temporarily suspended due to political instability.
Jhpiego first worked in Yemen in the early 1990s, funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) to develop clinical skills and training skills in reproductive health within the faculty at the University of Sana’a. In addition, Jhpiego carried out a multi-year project with the Yemeni National Center for Training in Human Reproduction to build their capacity to respond to regional requests for training. Jhpiego’s presence in Yemen was re-initiated in 2012 under the USAID-funded Maternal and Child Health Integrated Program (MCHIP). Presently, the country program is closed pending improvement in the security situation.
In Yemen, MCHIP’s ultimate goal is to reduce maternal and neonatal mortality and morbidity, as well as rates of childhood illness and malnutrition, in the next five years. This is being achieved by improving health system performance and clinical service delivery while also increasing the practice of healthy behaviors and community engagement. Jhpiego’s focus in the partnership is to provide technical expertise in maternal health, family planning and quality improvement to achieve the following program objectives:
- Improve the enabling environment for high-impact services for maternal, newborn and child health (MNCH), family planning and nutrition services
- Improve Yemen’s human resources planning and preparedness of the health workforce
- Strengthen district health teams to adequately manage and sustain high-impact interventions in collaboration with governorate health offices
- Increase access and quality of service delivery points that offer high-impact MNCH, family planning and nutrition services
- Increase community demand for MNCH, reproductive health and nutrition services and improve the quality of high-impact interventions delivered at the community level
In addition to Jhpiego, MCHIP partners in Yemen include: John Snow, Inc. (the MCHIP lead organization in Yemen), Save the Children, ICF International and PATH.
For a complete description of Jhpiego’s work in this country, click the link below.