Syrian Arab Republic

WHO delivers life-saving medicine to eastern Aleppo City


22 February 2015, Aleppo – The World Health Organization (WHO) has delivered critical medicine and medical supplies to the eastern part of Aleppo city and rural Aleppo, where fighting has displaced up to 450,000 people. It is estimated that 57% of the population is currently in need of humanitarian assistance, and the hard-to-reach areas in Aleppo have more than 1.3 million people in need living under extremely difficult conditions due to the disruption of inflows of basic goods and medicine, the deterioration of health care, and the constant shelling.

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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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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)

21 639

Total health expenditure (% of general government expenditure)


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 2014

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