Reporting period: 1 – 31 March 2017
The Ministry of Health convened the Third Health Summit with the theme “Harnessing strong partnerships for a resilient health system towards attainment of Universal Health Coverage” to encourage partners to work together with the Ministry and others in building a well-functioning resilient health system looking towards the larger goal of achieving Universal Health Coverage.
In March 2017, an agreement was reached to proceed with evacuation of residents of besieged Al-Waer city, with total of 4,150 people evacuated to Jarablus and 1,450 to Idleb during March 2017.
In March 2017, increase in measles cases was reported in Idleb.
Monitoring of attacks on health care has revealed that 14 health facilities were attacked in March 2017, affecting hospital infrastructure and health care staff.
• On 15 April, an explosion hit convoy with evacuees from Al-Foah and Kefraya waiting at transit point in Al-Rashidin, Aleppo, resulting in killing around 100 people and injuring 275 people, including five paramedics