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HI has built a rehabilitation unit in Sana’a, North Yemen, where patients will have access to specific rehabilitation equipment such as treatment tables, shoulder wheels, , etc. This unit will complete the Al Kuwait hospital which is one of the main hospitals in Sanaa.
Yemen has been torn apart by 5 years of conflict. Half of the medical infrastructures are not able to operate. Before the conflict, rehabilitation services were already deeply insufficient. Now, these needs have skyrocketed.
HI has built and kitted out this rehabilitation unit with specialist equipment, to enable patients of Al-Kuwait hospital to receive the high-quality medical support they need before being discharged. The rehabilitation unit will be run by one physiotherapist and three assistants trained by HI.
300 patients are expected to benefit from the new facility each month. This will include inpatients from every hospital department such as orthopaedic, neurological and surgical departments as well as outpatients
The injuries of the patients who will be treated at this unit will vary from injuries caused by road traffic accidents to those related to conflict, such as from airstrikes or explosive devices. Patients may also receive rehabilitation support if they experience chronic diseases or disabilities from birth or old age. Different NGOS will refer patients to HI’s unit if they are on a list to receive prostheses or orthoses.
Al Kuwait hospital is the third biggest public hospital in the capital with a capacity of around 300 beds. Patients who are admitted to this hospital travel from different governorates within an average radius of 200 km.
HI has adapted its activities to in Yemen in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, For example: