Special Mention

Yemen

The Resolve Award celebrates country-level leadership in driving innovations in reproductive health policy development, service delivery, and financing mechanisms. The Global Leaders Council for Reproductive Health recognizes the recipient governments for their leadership and for being the hub around which civil society, the private sector, donors, and so many others can engage.

In 2012, Yemen was recognized with a Resolve Award special mention for continuing to prioritize reproductive and maternal health despite political volatility and extreme lack of resources.  The Ministry of Public Health and Population has invested in human resources, health facilities, health systems strengthening and training health workers.

·These efforts have resulted in a decreased maternal mortality ratio from 460 per 100,000 in 1990 to 270 in 2013

·There has been a steady increase in contraceptive prevalence.

·Yemen has seen a decline in the total fertility from 7.7 children per woman in 1900-95 to 5.2 in 2006.