Saving lives through support for trauma care in Kunduz

from World Health Organization
Published on 18 May 2017 View Original

To strengthen trauma care and save lives in conflict-ridden Kunduz and surrounding provinces, WHO has supported the renovation and establishment of a trauma care unit in Kunduz Regional Hospital. . Funding through the United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) enabled WHO and partners to establish the trauma unit and equip it with essential medicines, as well as medical and non-medical supplies and equipment.

The unit became operational in July 2016, and through support from USAID, WHO strengthened the trauma unit by providing additional medical supplies and equipment, as well as staff salaries. The Ministry of Public Health took over operations of the unit in March 2017 with continued support from WHO.

Over 4000 people have received care at the trauma care unit since it started receiving trauma patients. Through this photo story, meet some of the patients receiving treatment at the trauma unit and the heroic health workers saving lives and helping trauma patients on their road to recovery.

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