Knowledge, Practice and Coverage Survey Report: Taiz Governorate, Yemen (August 2021) – Yemen


The consequences of the ongoing conflict in Yemen include the destruction of basic infrastructure, disruption of basic services, major displacement and loss of lives and livelihoods. In line with the IFRR approach, MedGlobal has implemented an integrated health, nutrition and WASH response, which includes the provision of basic preventive and curative health and nutrition services for mother and child. ‘child, rehabilitating WASH infrastructure to reduce the risk of disease transmission, improving access to drinking water, sanitation facilities, hand washing facilities and waste management facilities.

This KPC survey was conducted at the household level in the intervention areas of the governorate of Taiz, to measure knowledge, practices and coverage of key health, nutrition and WASH indicators in these communities. Using the LQAS methodology, data was collected from 19 households in each survey area to provide reliable estimates of program coverage and performance. The total sample size was 152 households (from eight survey areas).

The data was collected over an eight-day period and then analyzed to generate results: coverage estimates for the entire program area served and results for each survey area, with performance measured at the using the LQAS decision rules table. The results are summarized in the table on pages 6-8.

The prevalence of fever and diarrhea in children was high. These could be explained by limited access to drinking water and essential products for washing hands. Health care utilization rates for maternal, newborn and child health services were generally poor, and adoption of recommended IYCF and hygiene practices was found to be suboptimal. The results of the survey highlight the need to study in more detail the barriers to access and target behaviors, especially vital services such as assisted delivery by SBA and early care seeking for childhood illnesses.

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