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

A doctor stands by a patient in a hospital bedMosul, 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 WHO, the Federal Ministry of Health, Ninewa Department of Health, and United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA).Located in the Hamam Al-Alil area, about 25 kilometers from the front-lines of west Mosul, the field hospital has 3 operating theaters with 68 beds.

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Key health-related statistics

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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