Syria: 3RP Regional Monthly Dashboard - April 2017: Health and Nutrition

from UN High Commissioner for Refugees
Published on 31 May 2017 View Original

By the end of May, over 1 million primary health care consultations were provided, representing over 27 per cent of the 2017 overall target, and over 73,000 were referred to secondary or tertiary health care. Furthermore, 343,000 children have been immunized and 17,800 health care staff have been trained.

With the approach of the summer season in Iraq, there is a need to strengthen the control of communicable and waterborne diseases with the collaboration of relevant partners. In order to prevent the outbreaks of diseases such as cholera, health awareness campaigns on means of preventions are required. In Lebanon, 3RP partners continued their outreach and community mobilization and awareness activities through public events to promote appropriate infant and young child feeding practices and care among Syrian refugees and host communities. In Turkey, Health Sector partners conducted a second round of a nationwide immunization campaign targeting Syrian refugees under the age of five years to protect against influenza, hepatitis B and tetanus. In Jordan, Health and Nutrition Sector partners supported paediatricians in Azraq hospital and cliinics to provide approximately 6,000 paediatric consultations, in addition to the distribution of 150 new born kits in Za'atari and Azraq camps.