Humanitarian Health Action

WHO scales up trauma care services for injured people from Mosul

As military operations into Mosul continue, WHO is working with national health authorities to ensure that people with war-related trauma injuries have access to lifesaving medical care.

National authorities treat injured people at the front lines of the conflict in Mosul.
National authorities treat injured people at the front lines of the conflict in Mosul.
DOH/Erbil

Emergency care for trauma patients

DOH/Erbil

This trauma stabilization point is one of two points set up by WHO in eastern Mosul, less than 25km away from Mosul city. With hospitals near the front lines either nonfunctional or inaccessible, some patients, including children, are dying due to lack of immediate medical care and long transfer times. These fully equipped stabilization points will provide immediate trauma care, such as providing IV fluids and oxygen, to increase the chance of survival while patients are transferred to hospitals in northern Iraq and Ninewa.

WHO/Iraq

10 new ambulances delivered

Ten new ambulances arrived in Iraq this week, bringing the total number of WHO-supported ambulances for Mosul response operations to 30. In addition to taking injured patients to referral hospitals, the ambulances are also equipped to treat patients suffering from minor trauma injuries. Eight of these ambulances have already been delivered by WHO to Ninewa health authorities to bolster patient transfers from Mosul city and Mosul corridor.

WHO/Iraq
WHO/Iraq

WHO also delivered 4 new mobile medical clinics. This one in eastern Mosul serves more than 150 patients a day.

WHO/Iraq

This WHO-supported primary health care clinic in eastern Mosul serves more than 300 patients a day. WHO and UNFPA were the first to arrive with health aid and operationalize the clinic once the area was accessible.

WHO/Iraq

WHO delivered trauma kits containing essential medicines and supplies from its warehouse to one of the main referral hospitals in Erbil receiving the majority of injured patients.

WHO/Iraq