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WHO scales up trauma care services for injured people from Mosul, Iraq

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24 November 2016, Erbil, Iraq – 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 live-saving medical care. WHO anticipates that approximately 40 000 civilians will require care for trauma injuries as a result of Mosul military operations. Since 17 October, more than 1200 people, including women, children and babies as young as 2 months old, have been treated for trauma injuries, including bullet injuries, mine and shell injuries and mortar injuries.

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Total population (000s) 36 934
Total health expenditure on health (% of general government expenditure) 6.5
Maternal mortality ratio (per 100 000 live births) 50
Number of primary health care units and centres (per 10 000 population) 0.7
Total life expectancy at birth (years) 68.9

Source: Country statistical profiles (2016)

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