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[Correspondence] Tackling preventable diseases in Yemen

The health-care system in Yemen has deteriorated since the start of the war in March, 2015. Impairment exists at all levels of health services; from improper function of health-care facilities to a shortage of basic and life-saving needs, such as drugs, water, and fuel. This continuous, unresolved crisis has led to a rise in preventable diseases and other health problems, such as infectious diseases, malnutrition, diarrhoea, and unnecessary organ loss.1,2