Syrian Arab Republic


WHO health supplies revive weakened health facilities in besieged Deir-Ez-Zor Governorate in Syria

WHO health supplies revive weakened health facilities in besieged Deir-Ez-Zor Governorate in Syria

17 October, 2017, Damascus, Syria – A WHO shipment of health supplies delivered through the Syrian Arab Red Crescent to besieged Deir-Ez-Zor governorate in Syria has helped struggling health facilities deliver life-saving health services to thousands of people.

The 14–ton shipment includes medicines for trauma care, treatment of burns, antibiotics; anti-allergens; cardiovascular medicines; and oral rehydration salts. In total, the supplies are sufficient for almost 1800 trauma cases and 260,000 medical treatments.

Read the full story

Events

Continued support from Government of Japan ensures quality of health services in Syria

15 August 2017 – With support from the Government of Japan, the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Syrian Ministry of Health have launched the first Training of Trainers (ToT)...

» Read the full story

In focus

Situation reports on the polio outbreak in Syria

Situation update 17 October 2017 Four (4) new cases of cVDPV2 were reported this week— three (3) from Mayadeen district and one (1) from Boukamal district, Deir Ez-Zor governorate. The total number...

» Read the full story

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 2016

See Syrian Arab Republic country profile

Regional Health Observatory