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More than 12 000 treatments delivered to Ein Issa and Karameh camps in Al-Raqqa governorate
22 June 2017 – The World Health Organization (WHO) has responded to an acute shortage of life saving medicines by dispatching a shipment of more than 12 000 treatments to the 2 main camps for internally displaced persons in rural Al-Raqqa. This shipment will support treatment of patients with chronic conditions, infectious diseases and diarrhoeal diseases who lack adequate access to medical care.
WHO and health partners provide vital care to displaced people in northern Syria
13 June 2017-- Responding to evacuations and a growing number of displaced people in northern Syria, WHO and its health partners are providing life-saving medical care to thousands of families. In spring 2017, following discussions between the Government of the Syrian Arab Republic and other groups, families from formerly besieged areas of the country were evacuated to areas further north.
Circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 outbreak has been confirmed in Deir-Ez-Zor Governorate
8 June 2017 -- A circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (cVDPV2) outbreak has been confirmed in the Deir-Ez-Zor Governorate of the Syrian Arab Republic. The virus strain was isolated from two cases of acute flaccid paralysis (AFP), with onset of paralysis on 5 March and 6 May, as well as from a healthy child in the same community.
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