A strategic program dedicated to improving access to safe motherhood services in underserved communities. By addressing critical demand and supply chain issues within the healthcare sector, our program ensures that vital maternal care reaches those who need it most. Additionally, we provide crucial financial support to health facilities, empowering them to meet the increasing demand for essential maternal healthcare services.


In Yemen, the stark reality is that one woman loses her life every two hours during childbirth, largely due to preventable causes. With a maternal mortality ratio of 385 deaths per 100,000 live births (2015 UN estimates) and nearly half of public health facilities facing significant challenges in functionality, including shortages of staff, funds, and essential supplies, the situation demands urgent attention. Moreover, the neonatal mortality rate stands at 28 per 1000 live births, as per UNICEF reports.

In response to these critical issues, Yamaan has launched a targeted initiative to combat maternal and newborn mortality and morbidity. Our project focuses on providing high-quality, comprehensive, and safe motherhood services to pregnant women and neonates in underserved communities. By addressing vital barriers to accessing safe motherhood services, the project aims to reduce maternal and newborn mortality rates significantly.

Key components of our project include:

  1. Providing comprehensive maternal and neonatal care services to pregnant women and newborns.
  2. Enhancing the capacity of enrolled health facilities through quality assurance measures and the provision of essential supplies.
  3. Targeting poor communities to ensure equitable access to vital maternal and neonatal healthcare services. 


Through these efforts, Yamaan is committed to making a tangible difference in the lives of women and newborns in Yemen, ultimately striving to create a healthier and more equitable future for all...


In Yemen, the challenges facing public health facilities are profound, due to the effect of the prolonged war and siege resulting in the spread of epidemics and the destruction of health infrastructure in the country. The 2024 HeRAMS report indicates that 40% of the public health facilities in Yemen are either partially functional (35%) or non-functional (5%). This is mainly due to critical staff shortages, lack of finances, and insufficient equipment and medical supplies.

Amidst these difficulties, our Performance-Based Financing (PBF) program emerges to address the critical situation affecting the health sector in Yemen. This innovative intervention is specifically designed to enhance the efficiency of public health facilities by providing financial incentives that facilitate service provision and elevate quality standards. Our PBF project also facilitates crucial improvements in infrastructure to ensure sustainable healthcare delivery.

Unlike traditional financing, Performance-Based Financing offers an additional funding mechanism, it rewards health facilities based on predetermined indicators and the tangible results they achieve, both qualitatively and quantitatively. This approach not only injects much-needed resources into the healthcare system but also fosters accountability and drives continuous improvement.

Women supported by the vouchers
Health service provided by the vouchers
Health facilities provided voucher services
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Health facilities supported by PBF