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WHO supports overwhelmed primary health care centre in Mosul with lifesaving medicines and medical supplies

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WHO supports overwhelmed primary health care centre in Mosul with lifesaving medicines and medical supplies

4 December 2016 – WHO has successfully delivered life-saving medicines and medical supplies inside Mosul city. The shipment, enough to treat almost 13 000 patients, includes chronic disease medicines, antibiotics, medicines and supplies to treat trauma injuries. Reproductive health items were provided by the United Nations Population Fund.

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Health needs of displaced, injured from Mosul, Iraq increasing

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Health needs of displaced, injured from Mosul, Iraq increasing

More than 73 000 people from Mosul and neighbouring areas in Iraq have been displaced as a result of the ongoing conflict since 17 October. The majority of those displaced are currently hosted in Ninewa governorate, where health services are overwhelmed. As the conflict in Mosul reaches more densely populated areas, the number of casualties requiring treatment for serious injuries is increasing. In the past 6 weeks, more than 1400 people have been hospitalized for trauma injuries.

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WHO scales up trauma care services for injured people from Mosul, Iraq

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WHO scales up trauma care services for injured people from Mosul, Iraq

23 November 2016, Erbil, Iraq – As military operations into Mosul continue, WHO is working with national health authorities to ensure that people with war-related trauma injuries have access to live-saving medical care.  WHO anticipates that approximately 40 000 civilians will require care for trauma injuries as a result of Mosul military operations.

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