A recent report by the World Health Organization recorded about 24,000 cases of various types of fever in Yemen during the first quarter of this year.
According to the World Health Organization report, 23,850 cases of fevers and viruses associated with poor vaccination campaigns were monitored during the first quarter of this year.
According to the organization, the registered cases were distributed between 13 thousand cases of measles, 8870 cases of dengue fever, in addition to 2080 suspected cases of cholera, and the actual numbers are likely to be much higher.
She attributed the reasons for the increase in cases of fevers and viral diseases in Yemen to “stopping periodic vaccination campaigns,” a decision taken by the Houthis since the Corona pandemic.
The Houthi group, which controls the health sector in the governorates under its control, is leading a massive incitement campaign against immunization and vaccinations against many diseases, including polio, measles, tetanus and diphtheria.
The effects of the incitement campaigns have appeared greatly recently through the escalating numbers of people with serious diseases that affect children as a result of not taking the necessary vaccinations.
According to a report issued by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs in Yemen, 77 children have died of measles in Yemen since the beginning of 2023, while the number of children infected with the disease has exceeded 9,000.
The World Health Organization confirmed that “more than 80% of children suffering from measles did not receive the vaccine against the disease,” adding: “In Yemen, vaccination programs are essential in order to protect children from preventable diseases.”