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WHO and partners re-open trauma and obstetric units in Qayyara Hospital in Mosul with support from ECHO

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15 March 2017 – Five months after Al-Qayyara Hospital in Mosul was forced to close down due to extensive damages, the facility has been re-opened to provide trauma care and obstetric services to populations affected by the ongoing conflict. The hospital, which re-opened on 7 March, will respond to increasing health needs of people fleeing their homes in West Mosul, as military operations to retake the city continue. 

“WHO and partners have stepped up health care delivery to cope with the new exodus of displaced population fleeing West Mosul,” said Mr Altaf Musani, WHO Representative in Iraq. “The urgency of the situation means that only the ground floor of the hospital is functioning at this stage, but this will ensure referral health services are now available near the front lines, and that more lives can be saved through timely medical care,” he added.

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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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