Syrian Arab Republic crisis

Snapshot of whole of Syria health sector response

June 2018 -- Health Cluster data, statistics and information on delivered treatment courses, medical procedures etc.

Training on clinical signs during the programme at Zaid Ash-Shariti Hospital in As-Sweida governorate.

WHO launches the caring for the newborn at home initiative in Syria

25 July 2018 – WHO has launched a new programme to help Syrian mothers during their pregnancy and after birth to manage this life-changing event.

Childirth is often filled with uncertainty, especially for women living in conflict-affected or insecure environments. Most maternal and newborn deaths occur during delivery or within 24 hours of birth. Under the new programme, WHO-trained community health workers will make home visits to help mothers during pregnancy and after childbirth. The programme is being introduced in newly reconciled areas, or where there is limited access to health care. It aims to reach 10 000 beneficiaries per year.


Southern Syrian Arab Republic Health Cluster update

16 July 2018 -- Hostilities continued to impact civilians around the Yarmouk Basin area in southwestern Dar’a governorate. In Hayt town, strikes reportedly killed three children and a woman and wounded six other people. There are also reports that some people are being prevented from leaving the Yarmouk basin area by the ISIL-affiliated group there.

Souhtern Syrian Arab Republic Health Cluster report

12 July 2018 -- Between 210 000 – 234 500 people remain displaced in Western Dar’a and Quneitra and are in need of urgent health services. WHO has delivered over 48 tones of medicines and medical supplies sufficient for 200 000 medical treatments to partners in the southern Syrian Arab Republic since the start of the response on 17 June.

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Primary health care services are provided to displaced populations from southern Syria through mobile medical teams in shelters, crossing points, and newly accessible areas.

WHO concerned about access to health services for displaced people in southern Syria

12 July 2018 – The World Health Organization (WHO) today called for the protection of health facilities and increased access to southern Syria, where the recent hostilities have left over 210 000 people displaced and in need of urgent health services. Up to 160 000 displaced Syrians currently seeking safety in Quneitra are inaccessible to health partners, raising concerns for their health.

A WHO shipment reaches Douma in east Ghouta and is offloaded

WHO delivers over 17 tons of life-saving medicines and medical equipment to the newly accessible city of Douma

7 July 2018 – On 1 July 2018, the World Health Organization (WHO) delivered over 17 tons of life-saving medicines and medical equipment to the newly accessible city of Douma in eastern Ghouta in Rural Damascus.

The WHO supplies, dispatched as part of an inter-agency humanitarian convoy, are sufficient for more than 26 000 treatments for ill and wounded patients, and will be distributed to health care facilities supported by the Directorate of Health and the Syrian Arab Red Crescent

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WHO health supplies reach southern Syria as needs grow amid increased fighting

28 June 2018, Amman, Jordan -- Opposition-controlled areas in southern Syria are witnessing a dramatic increase in violence that has led to high levels of insecurity and the displacement of tens of thousands of people. Over 80% of the estimated 525 000 people living in these areas are expected to need humanitarian assistance as a result of the fighting. This includes up to 50 000 people who have displaced over the past two weeks.

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