Aisha Jumaan, MPH, PhD, is the Founder and President of the Yemen Relief and Reconstruction Foundation. Jumaan has over 30 years of experience in public health, including in viral vaccine preventable diseases, cancer research, maternal & child health and nutrition, and women in development. She worked with the US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention for over a decade. Jumaan also worked in her native home, Yemen, with UNFPA and UNDP. She also participated in health-related program development, evaluation, and training activities for the Peace Corps.
After six years of war, Yemen remains the world's most dire humanitarian crisis. Recent economic growth in Sanaa challenges the Saudi narrative and raises questions about just who is the main driver of the conflict, writes Aisha Jumaan.