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WHO and partners scale up response in Somalia to protect children from deadly measles outbreak

WHO and partners scale up response in Somalia to protect children from deadly measles outbreak

WHO and partners scale up response in Somalia to protect children from deadly measles outbreak

25 July 2017 - Somalia is experiencing its worst outbreak of measles in 4 years. Drought and a real threat of famine, coupled with low vaccination rates, have left millions of children in Somalia weak, hungry, and particularly susceptible to contracting measles and other life-threatening diseases.

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Local health partners support referral of trauma patients from Deir-ez-Zor and Rural Ar-Raqqa to Al-Hasakeh governorate

5 July 2017, Damascus, Syria – One-year-old Mohamed was lying on a mattress near a window at his home in his village, 10 km west of Deir-ez-Zor, when an airstrike hit his neighbourhood. When his father heard the screaming, he rushed to help and saw that his son’s leg was badly injured.  Mohamed needed urgent medical care, but what made things worse is that there was  no functioning hospital nearby due to the ongoing conflict.

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WHO responds to health needs of South Sudanese refugees in Sudan

WHO responds to health needs of South Sudanese refugees in Sudan

WHO responds to health needs of South Sudanese refugees in Sudan

8 June 2017 – Increasing numbers of South Sudanese men, women and children fleeing conflict and food insecurity are seeking refuge in Sudan, overstretching basic services, including health services. WHO supports national health authorities and works with partners to respond to the needs of these refugees and to ensure they are protected against life-threatening diseases.

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