Almotamar.net, Saba - Vice President Abdu Rabo Mansour Hadi directed on Monday to open new health centers with a capacity of 50 beds in every district, and a central hospital in every province within the next five-year plan.
This came in his speech delivered at the inauguration of the National Week for Safe Motherhood, organized by Ministry of Public Health and Population during October 18-24.
At the inauguration, Hadi affirmed the importance of this activity which deals with the most important health interventions related to the development aspect represented in the health of the mother and newborn.
He pointed out that talking over the health requires reviewing the strategic vision towards the implementation of the referential standards to achieve the goals in accordance with the national trends.
Hadi noted the importance of focusing efforts in the area of maternal health, which is relevant to the fifth goal of the Millennium Development Goals for, especially in light of the national statistics and the relevant estimates of the UN organizations.
"Despite the indications of the available date on the reduction in the rate of maternal mortality in Yemen from 450 cases per 100 thousands live births in 1990 (base year) to 215 cases in 2008, we need more support to reduce the maternal mortality to 135 cases per 100 thousand live births by 2015 at least to keep up with the Millennium goals", Hadi said.
He indicated that this requires confirming the reports of the national demographic survey on health.
President of the Supreme Political Council Saleh Al-Sammad chaired an extended meeting here at the Defence Ministry headquarters with Acting Defense Minister Hussein Khiran and Deputy Chief of the General Staff, Maj. Gen. Zakaria al-Shami.
The meeting took place on Sunday at the presence of the Deputy of the Supreme of Political Council Kasim Labouza and Head of the Military and Security Committee, Maj. Gen. Mohammed Abdullah al-Kawsi.
Saudi aggression fighter jets waged nine air strikes on Saada province overnight, a security official said on Monday.
The first raid targeted Ghamer area in Razah district and the other strike dropped cluster bombs on Takhiya area of Bakim district, injuring a citizen
The UN special envoy to Yemen Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed arrived on Sunday in Sana’a for a two-day visit.
In a statement to the media, Ahmed said that “I am currently visiting Sana’a following a long period since my last visit. The fact is that this period is a difficult one for the Yemeni people as painful and hard events took place during