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Situation reports 2018

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  • Three_children_after_having_received_their_polio_vaccineHighlights 1 May-30 June 2018

  • WHO relocated its fourth field hospital from Haj Ali to the Medical City Complex in Al-Shifaa sector in western Mosul. The hospital was previously run by WHO’s implementing partner ASPEN medical, in collaboration with Ninewa Directorate of Health and DARY Human Organization.  
  • More than 107 217 children under 5 years of age were vaccinated against polio in 8 high-risk and newly accessible districts of Hawija 1, Hawija 2, Qaim, Ana and Rawa, Ba’aj, Talafar, Sinjar and Hatran in Kirkuk, Anbar and Ninewa governorates.   
  • WHO, in collaboration with Ninewa Directorate of Health, deployed mobile medical clinics and established a static primary health care centre in Ba’aj town at the Iraq–Syria border.   
  • More than 973 200 consultations were recorded by WHO and it’s implementing partners in April in governorates hosting internally displaced persons and refugees, these includes more than 60 877 children less than 5 years.    
  • Emergency medical supplies sufficient for more than one million people were donated by WHO to 12 health partners in 4 directorates of health serving internally displaced persons, returnees and host communities.  

Read the latest situation report, 1 May–30 June 2018

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Key health-related statistics

Total population (000s) 37 883
Total health expenditure on health (% of general government expenditure) 6.5
Maternal mortality ratio (per 100 000 live births) 50
Number of primary health care units and centres (per 10 000 population) 0.7
Total life expectancy at birth (years) 68.9

Source: Country statistical profiles (2017)

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