WHO scales up response to critical trauma needs as plans for west Mosul operations intensify

Surgical_kits_medicines_and_other_medical_supplies_that_WHO_with_support_from_the_Government_of_France_handed_over_to_West_Emergency_and_Emergency_Hospitals_in_ErbilErbil, Iraq, 30 January 2017 – The Government of France, through the European Union Civil Protection Mechanism, has swiftly responded to an appeal by WHO and the Ministry of Health, Iraq for urgent medicines and medical supplies to manage the overwhelming number of casualty caseloads coming from east Mosul.

The shipment consists of 20 surgical kits sufficient to conduct 2000 surgical procedures, half of which will go to each of the 2 main referral hospitals in Erbil, northern Iraq. It also contains lifesaving medicines sufficient to serve the needs of 12 000 patients.

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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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