Doctors Without Borders (MSF): dialysis centers in Yemen on the verge of collapse

The international medical organization Doctors Without Borders issued this day, Tuesday, July 26, 2016 m statement pointed out that the dialysis centers in Yemen on the verge of collapse, the statement explained that these centers are struggling since the beginning of the war in order to obtain the necessary materials for dialysis sessions..

The statement also noted that: since the beginning of the war in March 2015, and the import barriers on the health system hindered in the country’s ability to provide adequate drugs to health facilities that still running.,.

Mr. Weir Turner, “head of the Mission, MSF in Yemen,” stressed that the danger threatening the patients with renal failure due to lack of essential medical materials available in the country.,

Where patients with renal failure usually requires three sessions a week, but because of the current circumstances most of them only can get two.,

Noting: MSF provides medicines and medical supplies that are used to treat 660 patients over six months, which reached such assistance to the four centers in the areas most needed a Sana’a, Hajja, Taiz, Al-Mahwit.

Most of the rest  twenty-eight centers that still working in Yemen lacks to essential supplies that causing an interruption of the treatment process for patients who are in urgent need of treatment..

Mr. Turnz “In Yemen there are dialysis centers and also a trained staff for the use of such devices, it is required is the necessary drugs continuously.


 War hindered the financial viability of the health system in order to provide the necessary medical materials, and therefore there has been an urgent need to provide support.. “

For his part, Dr. Adel Alhjami, the Director of the washing kidney center in the Republican Hospital in Sanaa said, “If patients could not receive their weekly dialysis sessions, they will die for sure. .

The Medecins Sans Frontieres has called the international organizations to intervene and provide support for these centers, where the lives of more than 4 thousand and 400 patients of kidney failure are in a big danger.

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