Iraq


Ramadi situation report, 24 April 2015

  • WHO conducts assessment in Ramadi. An ambulance and mobile team is needed to enhance health service delivery. Essential medicines and human resources for health are also urgently needed to support ongoing operations,WHO conducts assessment in Ramadi. An ambulance and mobile team are needed to enhance health service delivery. Essential medicines and human resources for health are also urgently needed to support ongoing operations,The security situation in Al-Ramadi worsened on 18 April 2015. As a result thousands of internally displaced persons (IDPs) fled from Al-Ramadi (Al Boferage, Al Sofiya and Al Garma districts) to Al-Khaldia, Amriate Al-Fallujah, Al-Habanyia tourist city, Baghdad, Babil and Diwaniah. Following the displacement into various places, the Government and UN partners stepped up efforts to support those displaced. Camps were erected in various places while some displaced people moved in with relatives in host communities and others are being accommodated in mosques.

  • In Baghdad, mobile teams from health facilities nearest to areas where IDPs are currently sheltering are providing outreach health services to displaced people.

  • An additional 149 displaced families from Ramadi arrived in Smawa, Muthana governorate in this reporting period with more expected in the governorate.

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Key health-related statistics

Total population 35 095
Total health expenditure on health (% of general government expenditure) 4.4
Maternal mortality ratio (per 100 000 live births) 67
Number of primary health care units and centres (per 10 000 population) 0.8
Total life expectancy at birth (years) 70.0

Source: Country statistical profiles (2014)

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