Malak Shaher/MSF
There are more than 4,400 patients with renal failure in Yemen who are struggling to get weekly dialysis sessions to stay alive. To avoid potential death, patients rely on machines to clean their blood, something normally done by functioning kidneys. Those living with kidney failure normally should attend dialysis treatment sessions three times per week at four hours per session. In order for patients to receive treatment, treatment centres have to be functioning and supplies must be available. Most of the functioning dialysis centers in Yemen lack supplies causing interruptions in treatment to patients in need. And because of the pressure on the dialysis centres, most renal failure patients now receive only two weekly sessions instead of three in order for the dialysis centers to be able to accommodate all the patients they are receiving.