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[Correspondence] Women's health and empowerment in Yemen

21 Jun 2014

Yemen's health-care system has witnessed improvements since 1990; however, these improvements are disappointing when compared with successes achieved by neighbouring Gulf countries. Women and child health is a chief concern requiring advancement and effective intervention. Recent initiatives have been developed to target Millennium Developmental Goals 4 and 5, which buttress reduction in child mortality rates and improvement of maternal health. Among these initiatives, the National Midwifery Strategy led by the Ministry of Public Health and Population, the National Reproductive Health Strategy, and the CATALYST Consortium in partnership with USAID aimed at improving training of midwives, staff retention, and methods used in family planning and reproductive-health service delivery.

Date: 
21 June 2014

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