Humanitarian Health Action

Hundreds of volunteers vaccinate displaced children from Mosul and other underserved areas in Ninewa governorate

Baghdad, 23 May 2017 – More than 1900 health workers and volunteers on Sunday 21 May 2017 began a mass polio vaccination campaign targeting approximately 332 000 children from conflict affected Mosul and other underserved areas in Ninewa governorate.

WHO Grade 3 emergency

Special health situation report from Mosul

WHO/Iraq

15 May 2017 – Trauma casualty rates across Mosul is still rising with over 12 318 reported casualties referred to hospitals in Mosul and neighboring Governorates for the period from 17 October 2016 to 12 May 2017. Nearly half of these reported cases were from western Mosul alone where the offensive was launched in February 2017.

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