“Khalid Jawas” was not sure that his child would remain alive until he reached the health unit in Baherah hamlet in Mawiyah district – Taiz city. Khaled carried his 9-year-old child “Omar” between his arms. Omar lost consciousness 4 hours after he had severe diarrhea accompanied by vomiting. Khalid went quickly from his village, “Habil Al-Shalin”, to the health unit of “Baherah”. The medical team met him in the unit and the signs of panic and fear apparent on his face, embracing his child, who is unconscious
Omar” was subjected to preliminary tests that showed a third-degree dehydration. He was given IV fluids according to the WHO protocol and standards … But diarrhea did not stop. Dr. Omar Al-Fahd decided to transfer him to the patient lying room in the corner of the rehydration, which was established in the unit in mid-March 2019 with five other corners in Mawiyah and As Silw districts to treat acute cases of diarrhea and cholera suspected that have spread in the area. This is part of the “Emergency Integrated Assistance for Health and Nutrition, Water Supply and Sanitation Project, which is being implemented by Tamdeen Youth Foundation (TYF) with the support of the Humanitarian Fund – Yemen (YHF) since November 2018 in Mawiyah and As Silw districts in Taiz city. In the corner of the rehydration, doctor “Jamil Al-Ganadi” supervised monitoring the condition of the child “Omar”. “After hours of follow-up, Omar started to regain consciousness, and his health started to return gradually,” he said. The vomit stopped and the treatment plan was shifted from plan b to plan A, and Omar managed to drink the solution of the rehydration, ” he said
After 48 hours, “Omar” got up from the bed of the disease to stand on his feet and walk with a smile that gives hope and life. He asked the team to see his father and said “I want to go home … I am OK ”
His father heard the sound, who stayed for two days and two nights, tied alone on the waiting seat, with his black ideas and a gleam of hope. Khalid rushed to embrace his child. He thanked the health workers and said, “I’m really over the moon … I am enough to see my son alive, happiness will prevail our home,” he said.
Dr. Amr Al-Fahd / Health and Nutrition Officer in the project says: “A sick child can die if he does not get the appropriate and timely treatment for the disease
We provide the corners of the rehydration established by the project in Mawyah and As Silw, with oral rehydration salts, intravenous fluid and means of control of diarrhea, in order to provide patients with immediate treatment.”
The spread of acute watery diarrhea and suspected cholera cases in the Malawiya and Silo districts has decreased, thanks to the unprecedented response efforts of the project.
We, in Tamdeen Youth Foundation, are proud of the successful partnership with the Humanitarian Pooled Fund.