community health workers

community health workers

The European Union and UNICEF are committed to improve community resilience, support poor households in seeking care and reduce inequities between urban and rural areas. They are supporting the training of women health workers, covering incentives, providing medical equipment and supplies so they can go back to their communities to offer basic preventive and curative health and nutrition services at the household level within their communities.
Bashaier Saleh Ali, 20-year old, Bashaier works as a health worker since April 2018 in “Bani Zayed” village in “Manakhah” district, Sana’a governorate.
As Yemen enters its fifth year of conflict, the health sector is collapsing. Only half of all health facilities are functional and even these face severe shortages in medicine, equipment, and staff. Most of the health workers have not received a salary in the last three years. As a result, basic services have been disrupted, especially in rural areas, leaving 19.7 million people in need of basic healthcare, including 10.2 million children.