WHO delivers medicines and medical supplies to Syria
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.