Syrian Arab Republic crisis

Supporting Syrian refugees in Turkey with the health services and guidance they need

Supporting Syrian refugees in Turkey with the health services and guidance they need

20 May 2019 -- With Syria’s health-care system shattered by years of conflict, patients with chronic diseases have seen their much-needed treatments interrupted. In Aleppo, Mohammed watched in desperation as his daughter Vale failed to receive the blood transfusion needed to treat thalassemia, an inherited blood disorder commonly found across Syria and other parts of the Middle East.

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Flu season in north-west Syrian Arab Republic

9 May 2019 -- Equipped with his cold box and notepad, Dr Mohamed Saleh rushes from health facility to health facility. It is flu season in north-west Syrian Arab Republic and he has been called by health workers to follow-up with patients showing signs of influenza.

WHO condemns multiple attacks on health facilities in north-western Syria

8 May 2019, Cairo, Egypt: The World Health Organization (WHO) strongly condemns continuing attacks on health facilities in north-western Syria. Since 28 April, in just 9 days, 12 health structures have been hit.

On 5 May, 3 facilities were struck in one day alone, including 2 major hospitals that provide secondary health care in the area. One of the structures, a surgical unit, was supported by WHO. Three health care workers lost their lives as a result of these attacks. There are now no functioning hospitals in northern Hama, and emergency care is provided by only 3 surgical units supported by WHO. Close to 300 000 civilians are affected.

WHO-supported vaccination campaign to immunize 2.8 million children against vaccine-preventable diseases

WHO-supported vaccination campaign to immunize 2.8 million children against vaccine-preventable diseases

22 April 2019, Damascus, Syria ‒ Over the next 6 days, the World Health Organization (WHO), in cooperation with the Syrian Ministry of Health and UNICEF, will conduct a series of national immunization days to immunize children under the age of 5 against vaccine-preventable diseases, including tuberculosis, pertussis, diphtheria, polio, tetanus, hepatitis B, haemophilus influenza, measles, mumps and rubella

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Hala contributed to the development of contingency and response plans covering areas such as the evacuations from eastern Aleppo, mass displacement in northeast Syria

Hala Khudari: passion for working in emergencies

8 April 2019 Cairo — “When I see the vast number of people trapped in emergency countries in our Region, including children who are severely malnourished, I am more determined to keep doing whatever I can to help save their lives,” says Hala Khudari, technical officer in the WHO Regional Office's health emergencies programme.

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Kawthar defeats tuberculosis: improving access to diagnosis and treatment in rural areas in Syria

27 March 2019, Damascus, Syria ‒ 35-year-old Kawthar is one of the tens of thousands of Syrians who fled intense fighting in Afrin city, north-west Syria last year. She and her family now live in a camp for displaced persons in northern rural Aleppo. In late 2018, a team from the World Health Organization visited the camp to screen people suspected of having tuberculosis (TB). Kawthar was one of several people confirmed as having the disease.

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Aynaa's story: treating severe acute malnutrition in Syria

21 March 2019 – Baby Aynaa was only three months old when she and her mother fled from conflict-torn Deir-ez-Zor to Al-Hol camp in the neighbouring governorate of Al-Hasakeh. They endured a week-long journey in freezing temperatures and driving rain, with little food or water to sustain them. By the time she reached the safety of the camp, Aynaa was severely malnourished and close to death. Her weight had plummeted to 2.7 kgs and she was comatose.

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