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Situation reports on Al-Hol Camp, Al-Hasakeh

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WHO_supported_health_services WHO-supported field hospitals providing health care services to patients inside Al-Hol camp.

  • The security situation is a real concern due to the incidents of violence reported inside the camp.
  • The camp’s population remains the same as the previous reporting period (68 530 inhabitants) as no new arrivals or departures have been registered. However, hundreds of departure applications have been submitted to the camp’s administration, so the number is expected to decrease.
  • 19 static medical points, 14 mobile clinics, three field hospitals, three normal delivery clinics, two leishmaniasis teams, two community and family wellbeing centres as well as two vaccination static points are providing various health services to the camp’s inhabitants.
  • The gap in the provision of full health services is still a major concern in the camp as health points only provide health services during limited periods of time – mainly during day time until 5:00 p.m.
  • During the reporting period, 14 health points were reporting effectively to the Early Warning And Response System (EWARS). The most common morbidity cases are related to acute diarrhoea, influenza-like illnesses, leishmaniasis, chickenpox, scabies and lice. Reports show 13 suspected measles cases, three confirmed cases of tuberculosis and two confirmed cases of acute flaccid paralysis. All patients received the proper treatment, either inside the camp or were referred to the concerned health centres outside the camp. 
  • The Foreigners Annex is still suffering from the absence of around-the-clock health services provision. Only two health points are providing health services to inhabitants of the Annex for a limited time during the day only.
  • The procurement of ice blocks, which are confirmed to be contaminated with E-coli, is prevented. This has reflected positively in the remarkable decrease in diarrhoea cases during the reporting period.
  • The referral mechanism of patients to WHO-contracted hospitals in Al-Hassakeh governorate is facing some challenges due to the lack of security guards required to accompany the patients. As a result, 15 referral cases from the camp and the Annex were denied admission in the WHO-contracted hospitals and stayed at the camp without receiving proper treatment. Moreover, security guards at the gates prevented ambulances from going outside the camp.

Al Hol Camp situation report, Issue 15, 30 August–26 September 2019

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Al Hol Camp situation report, Issue 12, 19 July–1 August 2019

Al Hol Camp situation report, Issue 11, 5–18 July 2019

Al Hol Camp situation report, Issue 10, 22 June–4 July 2019

Al Hol Camp situation report, Issue 9, 22 June–4 July 2019

Al Hol Camp situation report, Issue 8, 25 May–7 June 2019

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, Week 41

EWARS Weekly Epidemiological Bulletin, Week 40

EWARS Weekly Epidemiological Bulletin, Week 39

EWARS Weekly Epidemiological Bulletin, Week 38

EWARS Weekly Epidemiological Bulletin, Week 37

EWARS Weekly Epidemiological Bulletin, Week 36

EWARS Weekly Epidemiological Bulletin, Week 35

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EWARS Weekly Epidemiological Bulletin, Week 33

EWARS Weekly Epidemiological Bulletin, Week 28

EWARS Weekly Epidemiological Bulletin, Week 27

EWARS Weekly Epidemiological Bulletin, Week 25

EWARS Weekly Epidemiological Bulletin, Week 24

EWARS Weekly Epidemiological Bulletin, Week 23

EWARS Weekly Epidemiological Bulletin, Week 22

EWARS Weekly Epidemiological Bulletin, Week 21

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EWARS Weekly Epidemiological Bulletin, Week 19

EWARS Weekly Epidemiological Bulletin, Week 18

EWARS Weekly Epidemiological Bulletin, Week 17

EWARS Weekly Epidemiological Bulletin, Week 16

EWARS Weekly Epidemiological Bulletin, Week 15

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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