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Essential_fuel_donations_have_sustained_the_neonatal_intensive_care_services_in_GazaEssential fuel donations have sustained neonatal intensive care services in Gaza's Shifa Hospital. WHO.July to August 2017 updates

  • Continuing 20–22 hour electricity cuts are placing an increasing burden on hospitals and primary health care clinics across Gaza. With funding for fuel from the humanitarian pooled fund, released by the United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator, and from WHO resources, life-saving services have been sustained. This has directly reduced the mortality risk of 452 newborns, 400 intensive care patients and 658 patients requiring haemodialysis twice or three times a week.
  • Out of the 516 medications on the essential medicines list, 204 drug items (40%) were at zero stock levels in August. 190 medicines, which are considered to be critical and life-saving, are at less than one month’s supply in Gaza, out of which 46 medicines are completely depleted.
  • WHO has recently secured US$ 1 million from the Central Emergency Response Fund to replenish hospitals with life-saving medical equipment that has stopped functioning due to the electricity crisis.

Read the latest Health Cluster situation report on the situation in Gaza, July–August 2017

Previous updates

Health Cluster Gaza situation report , June–July 2017