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An emergency mental health and psychosocial response plan to treat and mitigate the psychological effects of the COVID-19 in the Republic of Yemen during the period: July/2020-June-2021

Ministry of Health Country Resources Mental Health Strategies and Plans Yemen 2020 Policy document

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Although (COVID-19) arrived in Yemen late across the southern governorates, expectations are that the virus will spread widely. This will put pressure on the health system, which has been weakened by the war and the blockade. The media pumping and intimidation of the risks of Covid-19 will negatively affect the morale of health workers in the front line to combat COVID-19 and the general public. Therefore, it is extremely important to provide MHPSSS to mitigate and treat the psychological effects that the Covid19 outbreak will leave, including reducing feelings of anxiety and fears of injury and death, enhancing resilience, and promoting a feeling of security, safety and hope. This is what nominates the National Mental Health Program to play this vital and important role in the context of the national response to combat COVID-19.


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