WHO de­liv­ers medicines and med­i­cal sup­plies to Syria

BioSpectrum (Asia) - - Who News -

For the first time in 3 years, the World Health Or­ga­ni­za­tion (WHO) has de­liv­ered al­most 30 tons of medicines and med­i­cal sup­plies by road to health fa­cil­i­ties and mobile clin­ics in Al-Qamishli. The sup­plies, suf­fi­cient for 150 000 treat­ments will sup­port the de­liv­ery of health ser­vices to dis­place peo­ple from Ar-Raqqa, ru­ral Deir Ez-zor and AlHas­sakeh gov­er­norates in the north­ern and eastern re­gions of Syria. Since 2014, de­liv­er­ies of med­i­cal sup­plies by road could not be achieved due to in­tense con­flict and be­siege­ment of the ar­eas. The plan is to con­tinue reg­u­lar med­i­cal de­liv­er­ies to strengthen the health re­sponse, par­tic­u­larly for in­jured, crit­i­cally ill pa­tients and peo­ple with chronic dis­eases. WHO is scal­ing up its sup­port to meet the health needs of in­ter­nally dis­placed peo­ple in camps in Al-Has­sakeh, Ain Issa, Tabqa, Journiyeh, Tal Abyad, AlKarama and Su­luk ar­eas in ArRaqqa gov­er­norate. Since the be­gin­ning of 2017, WHO has de­liv­ered more than 7 mil­lion treat­ments across Syria in close co­op­er­a­tion with lo­cal health au­thor­i­ties and NGO part­ners.

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