Quick Facts

  • Officially the Republic of Yemen
  • Independence: 1918 (from Ottoman empire); unification of N. and S. Yemen in 1990
  • Location: Middle East, bordering the Arabian Sea, Gulf of Aden and the Red Sea, between Oman and Saudi Arabia
  • Yemeni Revolution: Jan. 2011
  • Divided into 20 governorates and one municipality
  • Capital: Sanaa (pop. 2.962 million)
  • Population: 26,737,317
  • Economy: based on oil export
  • Official language: Arabic
  • Major religion: Islam
  • Literacy rate: 70.1%
  • Current weather conditions: www.weather.com
  • Tips for travel in country: www.travel.state.gov
  • Currency exchange rates: www.xe.com

Government in Power

  • A unitary parliamentary republic
  • President Abd Rabuh Mansur Hadi (since 2012)
  • Prime Minister Khalid Mahfuz Bahah

Healthcare Statistics

  • Maternal mortality rate: 385/100,000
  • Infant mortality rate: 48.93/1,000
  • Life expectancy: 65.18 years
  • Health expenditures: 5.4% GDP
  • Physicians density: 0.2/1,000
  • Hospital bed density: 0.7/1,000
  • HIV/AIDS adult prevalence rate: 0.05%
  • Infectious disease risk: high
  • Infectious diseases: bacterial diarrhea, hepatitis A, typhoid fever, dengue fever, malaria, schistosomiasis
  • Infectious disease updates: http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/list.htm

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Imaging in the Field- ULTRASOUND 1. If you are lucky enough on a field mission to have an ultrasound handy, you will find this of great use. The portable models are lightweight and easy to pack. Ultrasound can be used for a number of things including abdominal scans, pelvic scans, fetal ultrasounds as well as […]


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