As of September 2019, there have been over 600,000 suspected cases of cholera in Yemen and over 900 cholera related deaths. The outbreak of this deadly disease along with the ongoing civil war has overshadowed other threats in Yemen including, malaria.
However, three Millennium Fellows at Al- Razi University have refocused their public health efforts to focus on the under-spotlighted disease of malaria. One of these Fellows, Sally Al-Shrjabi, started her education at the Al Razi College of Medicine. In the course of her studies, she transitioned from medicine to public and community health in order to focus on preventive health techniques as opposed to active treatment.
“I think it is much better to focus on learning how to prevent diseases from occurring in the first place. I think my public health major allows me to interact more with society and help them to stay safe and healthy.” ~ Sally Al-Shrjabi