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Crucial medical supplies airlifted to north-east Syria to meet ‘desperate need’
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By Olga Brajnović Posted in Middle East, World and Politics on January 23, 2019 0 Comments
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In response to the growing health needs of people in north-east Syria, the World Health Organization (WHO) has airlifted urgent medical supplies to the region, for the second time this month.

“Hundreds of thousands of Syrians in the northeast are in desperate need of health care services”, Elizabeth Hoff, WHO Representative in Syria said on Wednesday.

Targeting the Al-Hasakeh governorate, the UN health agency provided more than 28 tonnes of life-saving medical supplies, equipment and vaccines, amounting to around 106,000 individual medical treatments. These include antibiotics, intravenous fluids, anti-asthma and chronic disease medicines.

Among other items, WHO also sent incubators, ventilators, electricity generators, haemodialysis machines for kidney treatment, defibrillators and anaesthesia equipment.

Source: Crucial medical supplies airlifted to north-east Syria to meet ‘desperate need’

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