Communicable Diseases In Yemen

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There are other services that are available to women; one of the most important involves violence prevention. It appears that over half of the interviewed women have been threatened at some point in their lives, 55% have been abused physically, 34% have been victimized financially, and 17% are victims of sexual violence (Ba-Obaid, M., & C.J.H. Bijleveld, C.). Women have to take the precautions of not going out at night and always having someone accompany them. The UN High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR), through its local and international implementing partners (IP), provides women and girl refugees in Yemen with health-, protection-, and food services, as well as assistance to tackle other challenges faced by urban refugees (Violence against …show more content…
Most non-communicable diseases progress slowly and last for long periods of time. The 4 main types of non-communicable diseases are cardiovascular diseases, cancers, chronic respiratory diseases, and diabetes. Most of the non- communicable diseases in Yemen are brought on through social habits and tradition such as smoking Khat and fasting. In 2002 Yemen was threatened by cardiovascular disease such as coronary heart disease with 21% cause of death. Coronary heart disease is caused when the blood vessels that supply the heart with blood become narrow and the flow of blood is reduced. It is usually the work of cholesterol or fat deposits and clots. Yemen does not necessarily have the resources to prevent chronic disease or the money to support their heart health services but the Yemeni Minister of Health, Dr. Ahmed bin Qassem Al-Ansi claimed that the Global Conference on Healthy Lifestyles and Non-Communicable Diseases in the Arab World and Middle East, held in Riyadh in 2012, would strengthen efforts to finding ways to defeat non-communicable diseases, and develop a proper strategy to take action. Yemen asked the donor countries to deliver all the medical aids provided for Yemen to the Saudi Ministry of Health (MOH), to provide health services for the Yemenites in accordance with their conditions (Yemeni Minister of Health). World Health Organization (WHO) data of 2014 …show more content…
Mobile technology has proven to be very helpful and successful in aiding health care in developing countries. Researchers have conducted a study to identify the cause of erectile dysfunction and find out if there is a relationship between erectile dysfunction and Khat in Yemen using mobile technology. Khat is a type of narcotic plant it is considered to be addicting and contains substances that may affect different body organs; Khat can be chewed or smoked. Erectile dysfunction is defined as the inability to generate or maintain a penile erection for sexual intercourse. There is a noticeable increase in the number of patients complaining about erectile dysfunction, in Yemen. Heart disease is a big problem in Yemen so many of the patients complain that their erectile dysfunction is linked to chronic diseases like hypertension and diabetes or drug addiction. The other possible cause of erectile dysfunction is chewing Khat. All patients who complained of erectile dysfunction and were referred to undergo Penile Doppler US in either UST Hospital or in First Scan Centre, Sana’a, Yemen, in the period from 2010 to 2012, were enrolled in this study (Nassar, O., & Aklan, H.). Biological and demographic data, as well as clinical history such as heart disease, diabetes, and history of chewing Khat, was taken from the patients records through phone interview questions. The

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