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Iraq: 3RP Monthly Update - March 2015: Health

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MARCH HIGHLIGHTS:

• More than 25,000 refugees utilized available primary, secondary and tertiary health care services provided by the Directorate of Health (DoH) and NGO partners with the support of UN agencies. The overall health care utilization rate is decreasing, largely due a reduction in consultations for upper and lower respiratory infections with the onset of spring.

• In several camps increasing numbers patients reported with lice and scabies. Joint action plans were developed with and implemented health, WASH and camp management partners.

• A nutrition survey among Syrian refugees in camp and non -camp locations is planned to be conducted in May jointly by MoH, UNICEF and UNHCR. The survey will look into global acute malnutrition and chronic malnutrition in children under 5 as well as in infant and young child feeding practices.
Planning meetings were conducted to develop the concept note.