Trauma care now available in Bartalla

Inside the operating theatre of Bartalla Field Hospital in MosulInside the operating theatre of Bartalla Field Hospital in Mosul

23 January 2017 – Within 96 hours of opening its doors Bartalla Field hospital received 45 critical trauma patients. The field hospital run by Samaritan’s Purse is supported by WHO through funds from the Office of US Foreign Disaster Assistance USAID/OFDA.

The hospital consists of 2 operating theatres, up to 40 patient beds and is staffed by 130 medical doctors and several paramedics who treat trauma injuries, including gunshot wounds, mine and shell injuries, the most common injuries reported to date. The hospital started receiving patients on 8 January 2017 but was formally opened on 12 January 2017. 

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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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