Yemen Special Interest Group

Chair: Ann Hoskins (drannhoskins@gmail.com)

Aims:

To raise the profile of the damaging effects of war on the health of the people of Yemen and advocate/support actions to mitigate these effects

Objectives:

i.  To provide a forum for FPH members who are interested in the contribution that public health can make to improving the health of the population of Yemen in a war and post war situation.

ii.  To contribute new ideas and possible policy avenues to the agenda of the health in Yemen.

iii. To pilot and evaluate the use of social media to disseminate preventative messages to populations displaced by war and to areas where the health system has collapsed.

(starting with Cholera)

iv. To support the work of the Global Violence Prevention SIG (by drawing the practical experience of the Yemen SIG) in collating and developing a body of evidence-based knowledge on what are the important actions to take to develop and rebuild the health system during and post conflict.

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