Monday, 02 September 2013 03:00

WHO Shipped life saving medicines/supplies for Syrian Refugees in Iraq

2 September 213 - World Health Organization is supporting the efforts of the Government of Iraq and Government of KRG in ensuring access of the Syrian Refugees to basic and life-saving health services both inside and outside the camp. With the new influx of refugees in KRG Region, there is tremendous pressure on the government and UN/Non-UN partners from the humanitarian community for providing health services. WHO is working closing with the government and UN/Non-UN partners to mitigate this burden through provision of essential and life-saving medicines and supplies, disease surveillance, health needs assessment, disease early warning system, strengthening the referral services, monitoring health trends, care of patients with chronic diseases and mental health address and capacity building.

WHO has shipped a major supply of life-saving medicine from WHO HQ in Geneva which has arrived through WFP Logistic hub in Dubai. The consignment has reached Baghdad this morning and is being cleared from the customs to be immediately moved to KRG. These medicines are sufficient to cater for the acute and basic health needs of 90,000 population for a period of three months. The consignment contains basic emergency health kits, supplementary emergency health kits, diarroheal disease kits and Italian Trauma kits. WHO is also in the process of procuring life-saving mediciens locally from reputed companies to be supplied to MOH KRG and implementing partners.

 

WHO expresses its appreciation to the dedication, resilience and level of support exhibited by the government of KRG in general and MOH KRG in particular. The immense support from the UN partners, NGOs and humanitrian community is also unprecedented.

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