New life granted to a family in Yemen after cholera diagnosis and treatment.
A mother and her 8 children were cured of cholera after 15 day- treatment in a diarhea treatment center, established by WHO and its partners in Yemen.
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WHO sent 15 fully equipped ambulances to Iraq in order to strengthen the response to the increasing trauma and medical related emergencies in west Mosul.

WHO’s priority is to prevent avoidable loss of lives and further injury complications by providing rapid transport and medical treatment to ensure survival with in the golden hour.

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WHO EMRO | Fifteen ambulances airlifted into Iraq to serve trauma needs in Mosul | Iraq-news | Iraq
Somalia: WHO has completed the delivery of over 45 tonnes of medicines and medical supplies for around 4.3 million people to be used in health centres in the areas most hard-hit by cholera.

WHO EMRO | WHO provides emergency medicines in drought-affected Somalia | Somalia-news | Somalia
العراق : تكثيف جهود تَرَصُّد الأمراض في شرق الموصل لتقليص مخاطر الفاشيات نتيجة لنقص المياه الآمنة والصرف الصحي

WHO EMRO | منظمة الصحة العالمية تكثِّف جهودها في الإبلاغ عن تَرَصُّد الأمراض في منطقتَيْ شرق الموصل والحَمَدانية، في العراق | 2017 - Arabic | النشرا
Oral cholera vaccination campaign launched in Somalia targeting 450.000 people in 7 high-risk areas

WHO EMRO | Oral cholera vaccination campaign launched in Somalia | Somalia-news | Somalia
WHO and Unicef support a week long polio vaccination campaign in Syria. We need to have access to each and every child under five years old everywhere in the county.
In 2016 WHO & partners reached all 18 besieged areas through UN inter-agency convoys. Many areas previously inaccessible since 2012.

WHO delivered 12 million medical treatments through cross-line deliveries from Damascus and cross-border from Turkey and Amman.
In Syria, Where access to health is limited, WHO delivers services through mobile clinics or through cross-line & cross-border programs.

In 2016 WHO trained 18,000 health workers in trauma care, mental health care & nutrition to fill gap left by mass exodus of health staff.
The ceasefire in Syria has not yet resulted in increased access by WHO to hard-to-reach areas.
Almost 2/3 of health workers have fled; more than 1/2of all public hospitals and primary health centers closed or partially functioning.
WHO delivered 2 water treatment units for use with dialysis machines to health centers in Bab Amr, Homs and eastern Aleppo.
Suspected cases of epidemic prone diseases are monitored & reported from 1112 health facilities across Syria.
Lack of safe water = poor hygiene and sanitary conditions with higher risk of diseases such as cholera, typhoid and hepatitis A.
WHO rehabilitated 5 groundwater wells in Aleppo serving 5 hospitals and 32,000 people with clean drinking water.
Water supply infrastructure in Syria has seen major destruction; availability of safe water is now 1/3 pre-crisis levels.
Water still used as a weapon of war; 3 million people in Aleppo deprived of clean drinking water for long period of time.
WHO and partners were able to vaccinate more than 2.5 million children against polio.

More than 550,000 children in besieged and hard-to-reach areas remain unprotected until we can reach them in 2017
6 years into the Syria crisis:

1/2 children miss out on childhood immunizations, making them more vulnerable to contracting infectious and deadly diseases.

Children born since the beginning of the crisis and living in hard-to-reach or besieged areas are especially at risk.
6 years into the Syria crisis, malnutrition rates have increased, especially among children Under five of age.

Almost 4.3m boys & girls under 5 in need of nutrition services, including 73,000 children who are acutely malnourished

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Today the global community celebrates a very distinguished occasion, International Women’s Day, under the inspirational slogan: be bold for change.
Many achievements have been made for and by women in recent decades. However, many challenges and critical gaps have also emerged, some of which are hindering women from achieving their ambitions

WHO EMRO | كلمة الدكتور محمود فكري المدير الإقليمي لمنظمة الصحة العالمية لشرق المتوسط بمناسبة اليوم العالمي للمرأة 8 أذار/ مارس 2017 | الأخبار |
Photo essay for International Women’s Day, 8 March 2017

Thousands of remarkable female vaccinators, supervisors, campaign coordinators, surveillance volunteers and social mobilizers play a critical role in Afghanistan’s efforts to eradicate polio. The progress the polio programme has witnessed in the past years would not have been possible without the hard work and commitment of courageous...
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WHO EMRO | Afghan women leading the battle against polio | Photo essays | Afghanistan
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