The health situation in Yemen in general is fragile, and the ongoing crises has seriously impacted on the delivery of the health services. Around 16.4 million people require assistance to ensure adequate access to healthcare – 9.3 million of whom are in acute need. According to the health cluster's highest identified health priorities, the SDF is deemed to provide integrated primary health care services, including maternal and child health and reproductive health services as well as the need to strengthening medical referral services. It also supports provision of medicines and medical supplies, including vaccines and medicines for chronic diseases for the health facilities. The implemented and planned activities are tailored to respond to the emergency needs and priorities of the vulnerable groups in the targeted districts of Al-Hodeida, Sana'a and Hajjah Governorates. Moreover, SDF applies its effective health strategy and expertise to ensure the immediate access of life-saving services and assistance to the targeted Health Facilities (HFs) at the district and governorate levels. Through the well-established community committees, the SDF reaches the most vulnerable beneficiaries and takes advantage of its strong relations with the LA, MoPH and Health Offices in the targeted areas to ensure smooth implementation on the ground. Above all, the SDF aims at:
To focus fully on the goals of sustainable
development and humanitarian response.