Three weeks after the first vaccine was distributed to Yemen, the country began vaccinating in government-controlled regions. Reuters reports that the stabbing has begun in the southern port city of Aden. The Yemeni vaccination strategy focuses primarily on health workers, the elderly and vulnerable groups.
The country, torn by six years of bloody civil war and economic crisis, has been receiving vaccines from the World Health Organization’s Kovacs program. The country, with a population of over 29 million, now has 360,000 units. By the end of the year, it had increased to 1.9 million.
The World Health Organization (WHO) has announced that the Yemeni government will soon send 10,000 doses to the city of Sanaa (about 2.5 million people) in the hands of Houthi rebels who have been fighting for years. Until now, no injections have been given in the Houth area.
The exact number of infections in Yemen is not very clear. Officially, 5858 cases have been reported and 1132 deaths have been recorded, but the actual number is probably many times higher. The war makes it possible to obtain reliable test figures. However, it is clear that there has been an increase in the number of cases since February, which puts even more pressure on the country’s already overburdened health system.
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