Stichting Worldwide Services is an NGO registered in the Netherlands, founded with the aim
to contribute to the provision of quality health care services in Yemen, in close cooperation with the Ministry of Public Health and Population in the Republic of Yemen. The work is presently concentrated on the island of Socotra.
Worldwide Services is registered at the Chamber of Commerce, under number 41246185.
The Fiscal Number for Worldwide Services is: 8161 52 196.
Worldwide Services is governed by a board, consisting of a chairman, a secretary and a treasurer. They can be contacted at: firstname.lastname@example.org
The board members of Worldwide Services do not receive financial remuneration for their work.
Plan of Action 2012-1014, main points
1. Capacity Building.
Volunteers of Worldwide Services work alongside Yemeni medical staff, to train and encourage them to improve standards of service provision
2. Service Provision.
Worldwide Services provides some specialists’ services in fields where local manpower is not yet available on Socotra.
To fulfill its objectives, Worldwide Services seeks to recruit and send qualified medical personnel to serve as volunteers in its project in Yemen.
Since Worldwide Services is a small organization, it works together with partner organizations in the area of recruitment, screening and preparation of volunteers.
Funds sent to Worldwide Services by donors are channeled towards the field and are used for basic salaries for the volunteers and for the medical project on Socotra.
Most volunteers raise their own financial support. Financial support is given by charitable organizations, churches and by individuals.
We are very grateful for the donations we receive and for all that we have been able to
accomplish with the funds entrusted to us.
Report of Activities in 2012: click here
Report of Activities in 2013: click here
Report of Activities in 2014 Jan-June: click here
Report of Activities in 2014 Jul-Dec: click here
Report of Activities in 2015: click here
Report of Activities in 2016: click here
Report of Activities in 2017: click here
Report of Activities in 2018: click here
Report of Activities in 2019: click here
Report of Activities in 2020 and 2021: click here
Financial Report 2012: click here
Financial Report 2013: click here
Financial Report 2014: click here
Financial Report 2015: click here
Financial Report 2016: click here
Financial Report 2017: click here
Financial Report 2018: click here
Financial Report 2019: click here
Financial Report 2020: click here
Financial Report 2021: click here
A group of young new midwives, all from Socotra, have just finished their three years training in Mukalla. From the Director of Health of Socotra they all received a complete set of instruments for the purpose of home deliveries.
Yemen is one of the oldest centers of civilization in the Near East. Its capital and largest city is Sana'a. Yemen's territory includes over 200 islands, the largest of which is Socotra, about 354 km (220 mi) to the south of mainland Yemen. It is the only state in the Arabian Peninsula to have a purely republican form of government. Yemen was the first country in the Arabian peninsula to grant women the right to vote. Yemeni unification took place on 22 May 1990, when North Yemen was united with South Yemen, forming the Republic of Yemen.
The majority of Yemen's population is divided into tribal groups, especially in the northern areas of the country where 85% of local residents belong to various tribes. There are also small groups of peoples of Turkish/Ottoman origin in urban areas. Roughly 66% of the population are Sunni Muslims following the Shafi'i school while 34% adhere to the Zaydi Shia branch of Islam with small minorities of Ismali Muslims.
A Shia rebel movement, the Houthis, emerged in the early 2000s, claiming it would fight against what it saw as the marginalization of the Shi’ites of the Zaydi sect, which prevails in the Yemeni highlands.