Syrian Arab Republic

WHO airlifts 21 tons of medical supplies to Al-Hasakeh governorate in north-east Syria

Air_shipment_to_Al-Hassakeh14 September 2018 – The World Health Organization (WHO) yesterday airlifted 21 tons of essential medical supplies and vaccines to Al-Hasakeh governorate in north-east Syria. This is the fourth time this year that the Organization has delivered emergency health supplies to the governorate. 

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Generous donation of medical equipment from Japan boosts public health services in Syria

WHO_in_cooperation_with_the_Government_of_Japan_is_training_the_medical_engineers_who_will_be_using_the_equipmentWHO, in cooperation with the Government of Japan is training the medical engineers who will be using the equipment. All photos: WHO Syria 20183 September 2018, Damascus, Syrian Arab Republic – The World Health Organization (WHO) welcomes the generous donation from the Government of Japan which has enabled WHO to procure advanced medical equipment. The equipment, worth over US$ 12 million, is the largest donation received by WHO in Syria. It includes magnetic resonance imaging scanners, ultrasound machines, echocardiography equipment, X-ray machines, respirators and other items. WHO in Syria will distribute the equipment to public and university hospitals throughout the country.  

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Key health-related statistics

Total population (000s)

22 712

Total health expenditure (% of general government expenditure)

4.8

Maternal mortality ratio (per 100 000 live births)

68

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

0.9

Total life expectancy at birth (years)

64.5

Source: Country statistical profiles 2017

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