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VOLUME 25 , ISSUE 8 ( August, 2021 ) > List of Articles


Respiratory Care Profession in Yemen: Past, Present, and Future

Saleem N Hamilah, Mohammed A Alsabri, Gamil G Alrubaiee

Keywords : History, Profession, Respiratory care, Respiratory therapy, Yemen

Citation Information : Hamilah SN, Alsabri MA, Alrubaiee GG. Respiratory Care Profession in Yemen: Past, Present, and Future. Indian J Crit Care Med 2021; 25 (8):890-895.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10071-23931

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 12-08-2021

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2021; The Author(s).


The respiratory care (RC) discipline in Yemen emerged 15 years ago. Although there have been significant advancements in the domain, no documented history is available regarding its development and progress over the years. This paper highlights the history and development of the RC field in Yemen and highlights the major events that took place during these times that shaped the development of the RC discipline. A detailed, comprehensive review and assessment were conducted through direct communication, personal interviews, and the review of existing documents in the hospital's archives, academic institutes, Ministry of Public Health and Population, and other relevant resources. The gathered data were evaluated for relevance and grouped on a thematic basis. So far, this is the first paper on the comprehensive history and development of the RC discipline in Yemen.

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