Syrian Arab Republic

About 300 000 to benefit from medical supplies to Rural Aleppo, 21 December 2014

Aleppo_Shipment-02-01-2014321 December 2014 - As a further demonstration of commitment to alleviate the pains of the escalating crisis on Syrian populations, WHO crossed the front line again and delivered medical items to rural Aleppo. The consignment was part of the series of UN Inter-Agency convoys, estimated for 300 000 beneficiaries in the north, south, west and eastern part of Aleppo. The three tonnes of medicines and items include chronic disease medicines, antibiotics, anti-scabies and multivitamins for children.

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WHO, in collaboration with the Ministry of Health, held a workshop to review the performance of the Early Warning Alert and Response System (EWARS), in Damascus on 19 and 20 February...

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In focus

WHO and Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) deliver medical aid to opposition-controlled areas in Daraa and Rural Damascus

Damascus, 12 September 2014 – The World Health Organization (WHO) together with SARC delivered medical assistance from Damascus to hard-to-reach locations in Daraa and Rural Damascus governorates. Health authorities in three...

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Key health-related statistics

Total population (000s)

21 124

Total health expenditure (% of GDP)


Maternal mortality ratio (per 100 000 live births)


Primary health care centres and units (per 10 000 population)


Total life expectancy at birth (years)


Source: Country statistical profiles (2013)

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