Humanitarian Health Action

WHO Grade 3 emergency

Separated by conflict but reunited: health care in action

7 May 2017 – Thousands of people have been seriously wounded as a result of the conflict in Mosul, with many patients facing permanent disability as a result of their injuries. To date, more than 8000 people, many of them civilians including women and children, have received treatment in hospitals for trauma injuries since west Mosul operations began. For some, these injuries are life-changing.

WHO Grade 3 emergency

Iraq: Trauma field hospital in Hammam Al-Alil goes 24/7

Mosul, Iraq, 27 April 2017 – Hamam Al-Alil Field Hospital, the second in a chain of trauma field hospitals, has opened its doors to treat casualties from west Mosul as part of a joint initiative by the World Health Organization (WHO), Federal Ministry of Health, Ninewa Department of Health, and United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA).

WHO Grade 3 emergency

Iraq: Special health situation report from Mosul

Medical supplies donated by WHO to Erbil, Sulymania and Duhok Directorates of Health
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Medical supplies donated by WHO to Erbil, Sulymania and Duhok Directorates of Health

22 April 2017 -- WHO has supported the health directorates in Erbil, Duhok and Silymania by providing intravenous fluids sufficient for 100 000 people. The Federal Ministry of Health has opened a fully equipped third hospital in Hamam al'Alil (including a maternity unit by UNFPA) managed by ASPEN Medical. More than 16 800 consultations (25% of them children under 5 years) has been managed through the primary health care facilities and WHO supported mobile clinics.

Health in Iraq