Human resources and infrastructure for otorhinolaryngology care in Yemen.

Mohamed Y. Al-Mahbashi1, Abdulrahman A. Al-Attab1, Yahia A. Raja'a2

1Otorhinolaryngology Department, 2 Community Medicine Department, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Sana’a University.

Introduction:

Yemen is located in the southwest part of the Arabian Peninsula. It has an area of 555,000 square kilometers, including the islands of Perim at the southern end of the Red Sea and Socotra at the Arabian Sea.
The population projection of Yemen in the year 2013 is 25, 235,000. It is expected that the population will keep on increasing to reach approximately 34, million in 2025. The population is distributed into 20 governorates in addition to the capital city of Sana'a1.

Ref. Statistical Yearbook 2012.Central Statistical Organization
More than44% of Yemen's population is under the age of 15years, and about 32.0 % of the population lives in urban areas. The population growth rate is high, reaching up to 3.06% per year. The fertility rate is regarded as one of the highest in the world, reaching up to 5 .5%2. In Yemen

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