Current Pharmaceutical Situation (Services) in Yemen and Future Challenges

Mohammed Alshakka, Majed Ahmed Al-Mansoub, Mohammed Babakri, Sana Qubati, Thamir Alshammmri, Nisha Jha, Ahmed Abdorabbo, P Ravi Shanker


This article deals with Yemen's current pharmaceutical scenario and possible future
challenges that it may face. The manuscript provides an overview of health services
particularly pharmaceutical services and the critical health challenges facing the people of the
country. Details included are statistical data with regard to the health of the Yemeni
population and their demographic backgrounds following administrative issues, policy for the
medicinal trade and production, the regulation and financing. The manuscript also deals with
the government's action about medicines, their procurement, and distribution in the public
sector, and the public perception of medicines. Rational use of medicines is determined by the
knowledge and attitude of the consumers. Future challenges are also anticipated. World health
systems have been facing an incredible transformation to address new challenges with regard
to the demographics, disease trends, the emergence and the re-emergence of diseases along
with higher costs of health care delivery. This has led to a comprehensive review of health
systems and how they function to serve the masses. Some health systems do not seem to
adequately provide services that really matter to the people and some deteriorate, following
governments' lack of efficiency in supporting and extending the services. Other issues can
also affect the ability of the health systems to deliver including health administration,
healthcare financing, the lack of balance of the human resources, inaccessible and poor
quality services and the impact of modifications and reform prevalent in other economic


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