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Situation reports on Al-Hol Camp, Al-Hasakeh

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Doctor examines child at WHO-supported medical clinic providing health services in Al Hol campDoctor examines child at WHO-supported medical clinic providing health services in Al Hol campSituation

  • The population of Al-Hol camp is gradually decreasing as people return to their villages and homes. More than 900 people left the camp during the reporting period. Its population now stands at 70 285 compared to almost 75 000 at the end of April 2019.
  • Nine medical points are reporting regularly to the disease Early Warning and Response System (EWARS). The main diseases reported included diarrhoea (due to contaminated water and inadequate sanitation and hygiene facilities). Other diseases reported were leishmaniasis, influenza-like illnesses, severe acute malnutrition and suspected cases of tuberculosis and measles.
  • The results of tests conducted on 20 water points showed that most water sources were contaminated. Most of the camp’s water tanks still have no covers. 
  • Three new field hospitals are functioning only partially and lack regular supplies of blood to support surgical services. Moreover, they do not have enough staff to support 24/7 emergency surgery and they are struggling to manage the round-the-clock admission of patients. WHO and hospital managers are negotiating with the blood bank in Al-Hasakeh national hospital to secure regular supplies of blood.         
  • WHO’s contract with Al-Hikmah private hospital has expired; the hospital has suspended services for patients from Al-Hol camp pending the negotiation of a new contract. As a temporary solution, children with severe acute malnutrition (SAM) are being admitted to other WHO-contracted hospitals including AlHayat private hospital and Al-Tabqa national hospital. Al-Hikmah hospital is providing technical guidance and support to staff at these hospitals, and is also continuing to admit patients on an exceptional basis pending the renewal of its contract with WHO.

Al Hol Camp situation report, Issue 9, 7–21 June 2019

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Al Hol Camp situation report, Issue 7, 12–24 May 2019

Al Hol Camp situation report, Issue 6, 26 April–11 May 2019

Al Hol Camp situation report, Issue 5, 12–25 April 2019

Al Hol Camp situation report, Issue 4, 29 March–11 April 2019

Al Hol Camp situation report, Issue 3, 15–27 March 2019

Al Hol Camp situation report, Issue 2, 25 February–14 March 2019

Al Hol Camp situation report, Issue 1, February 2019

EWARS bulletins

EWARS Weekly Epidemiological Bulletin, 28 April–4 May 2019

EWARS Weekly Epidemiological Bulletin, 21–27 April 2019

EWARS Weekly Epidemiological Bulletin, 14–20 April 2019

EWARS Weekly Epidemiological Bulletin, 7 –13 April 2019

EWARS Weekly Epidemiological Bulletin, 31 March–6 April 2019

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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