Yemen

Information for Patients
Despite being the poorest country in the Arabian peninsula, healthcare in Yemen is deeply scared and close to collapse due to an on-going international war taking place in the country between the rebel Houthi group and government supporters. Many hospitals are understaffed, overwhelmed and also can provide little care. Many are staffed by Medecins Sans Frontiere (MSF) volunteer doctors. The private healthcare system is concentrated in the cities of Sanaa and Adan but are overwhelmed due to the ongoing war. Healthcare is scare and near non-existent in the rural areas.


Information for Health Care Professionals
The best chance to practice in Yemen is as a volunteer doctor with MSF or any international organization operating humanitarian and emergency care in Yemen. Please consult these organizations for information on how to do so accordingly.

The language of medical instruction in Yemen is English while the official language is Arabic.


Information for Travelers 
Medical tourism in Yemen is non-existent due to the on-going conflict. It is not advisable at all to travel to Yemen but due check local travel guidance from your local authorities. It is recommended to get Hepatitis A and Thyroid vaccinations prior to arrival. The official language of Yemen is Arabic, however there is variations between Modern Standard Arabic and Yemeni Arabic to take into consideration. 

 

Link to the Ministry of health website for that country: http://www.mophp-ye.org/english/index.html 

 

 

References:
https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/traveler/none/yemen 

https://www.icrc.org/en/where-we-work/middle-east/yemen/health-crisis-yemen 

http://www9.who.int/bulletin/volumes/93/10/15-021015/en/ 

https://reliefweb.int/report/yemen/yemen-s-healthcare-system-brink-collapse