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Social mobilization activities on oral cholera vaccine in Dommiz 1 refugee camp near Dahuk, northern Iraq, close to the borders of Syria and _TurkeySocial mobilization activities on oral cholera vaccine in Dommiz 1 refugee camp near Dahuk, northern Iraq, close to the borders of Syria and TurkeyDecember highlights

  • WHO Syria: Provided over 346 000 treatments across conflict lines to Aleppo and Homs governorates. This represents 45% of 780 000 treatments delivered this month.
  • WHO Iraq: Concluded the second round of the national oral cholera vaccination campaign between 07 and 09 December in the Kurdistan Region.
  • WHO Jordan: Assisted in establishing a polio control room under the leadership of the Ministry of Health, which includes WHO, UNICEF, nongovernmental organizations and Royal Medical Services.
  • WHO Lebanon: Supported the Ministry of Public Health to create a national Hazmat emergency response team to ensure public and medical safety throughout the mitigation of hazardous materials incidents all over Lebanon. 
  • WHO Turkey: Completed a polio campaign in Kobani area in northern Syria covering more than 17 000 children under 5 years of age. Kobane is accessed for the first time since December 2014 due to security tensions and subsequent border blockade.

Read the latest situation report, December 2015 [pdf 795kb]

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Key health-related statistics

Total population (000s)

24 422

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)

0.8

Total life expectancy at birth (years)

63.8

Source: Framework for health information systems and core indicators for monitoring health situation and health system performance, 2018

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