Tawoos chaired meeting to discuss the epidemic situation in Hodeidah.
A meeting in Sana’a today chaired by the Secretary General of the Supreme Council for the Management and Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs and International Cooperation(SCMCHA), Abdul Mohsen Tawoos, discussed the epidemiological situation in Hodeidah ,the worsening humanitarian situation and the proposed solutions and remedies.
The meeting, which was attended by Undersecretary of Health for the Planning Sector, Dr. Abdul Malik Al-Manani, Deputy Director of the United Nations Office “OCHA” Karzben Rocasha, head of Unicef field operations, Jinluca Bono, and Dr. Adel Al Jasmi of the World Health Organization, addressed the problems caused by the deterioration of the health situation and the gap between the extent need and the ability to cover the need.
At the meeting, the Secretary General of the Supreme Council stressed the importance of coordination between the authorities in the government and organizations working in the humanitarian field to overcome the problems and find appropriate solutions and remedies to face the catastrophic situation and take appropriate procedure to remedydiseases and epidemics in Hodeidah.
He pointed out that dealing with the branch office creates a kind of randomness and distraction for humanitarian work at a time when efforts must be joined and work must organize ,so this will only be in coordination and full cooperation with the Supreme Council for Humanitarian Affairs and the Ministry of Health in order to make the results of work positive , meet the needs , contribute to the solution of Problems , and accelerate the pace of treatment for emergency which accelerated emergency sit of the spread of epidemics and diseases and the humanitarian situation in general.
He pointed out that the epidemiological and humanitarian situation is in its worst condition in the province of Hodeidah, and this is what needs to sharpen the concern and the rapid trend towards Hodeidah to be the joint work of the government and organizations from the reality of suffering that should be touched and work on the development of mechanisms and procedures to face diseases and epidemics and participate in reducing Spreading the swamps and mosquito breeding spots in neighborhoods and homes in an emergency and essential first step in the face of the worsening health disaster.
He pointed out the step taken by the state leadership represented in some ministries, including the Ministry of Health, which moved with its leadership towards Hodeidah to work in the field through which it can experience the difficulty and suffering experienced by the citizens in Hodeidah, calling on all organizations to visit Hodeidah in the near future. Urgent to be the next meeting in Hodeidah to take action and develop appropriate solutions through which to face the epidemics and diseases that are ravaging the province of Hodeidah and indicated by the figures and statistics accurately and clearly.
For his part, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Health Dr. Abdul Malik Al-Manaani, explained the seriousness of the epidemiological situation in Hodeidah and the need for urgent action to meet the requirements of the response to these diseases, stressing the importance of hard work and concerted efforts to eliminate epidemics and provide support and support by organizations to raise The ability to cope with the epidemiological situation and bridge the gap between the actual need and the level of coverage of that need and keep up with the awareness work to educate to avoid practices that can contribute to the spread of diseases and epidemics, and to introduce preventive measures that should be taken to reduce the spread of diseases And epidemics.
For their part, representatives of the organizations present expressed the importance of dealing positively with the catastrophic health situation in Hodeidah and the importance of joint coordination between the authorities and the government represented by the Supreme Council for Humanitarian Affairs and the Ministry of Health to work hard to address the epidemic situation and reduce the spread of the disease.
At the meeting, director of electronic surveillance Rima Al-Yousfi reviewed the epidemiological situation in Hodeidah and the worsening health and humanitarian situation in the province and provided in figures a comparison of the high level of disease prevalence, where suspected cases of widespread diseases reached 13,858 in the three weeks. The last one is mostly in Hodeidah province.
She touched on a number of recommendations and proposals that will reduce the spread of diseases and epidemics, expressing the hope that the use by the organizations will be positive and urgent to keep pace with the scale of the disaster and the level of worsening of the health and epidemic emergency.