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WHO Special Situation Report - Mosul Crisis, Iraq - Issue #5: 29 January - 4 February 2017 [EN/AR]

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1.2 -1.5 MILLION - PEOPLE AFFECTED

161,886 - # DISPLACED FROM MOSUL

2.7 MILLION - PEOPLE IN NEED OF HEALTH SERVICES

437,645 - PEOPLE REACHED

3,924 - # INJURED

Highlights

  • The Ministry of Health in collaboration with WHO, UNICEF and partners vaccinated more than 5.8 million children under the age of 5 years against polio during the National Immunization Days campaign held in January 2017.

  • WHO supported three Non-Government Organizations (NGO) partners, Medair, Doctors Aid Medical Activities (DAMA) and Women and Health Alliance International (WAHA) with essential medicines and Interagency Emergency Health Kits (IEHKs) sufficient for a population of 38,000 people to support the delivery of primary health care services for internally displaced people (IDPs) in Ninewa governorate including in newly liberated areas.

  • WHO handed over one full trauma kit sufficient for 100 trauma patients and 5 surgical kits sufficient for 500 surgical interventions to the NGO partner NY Medics and Erbil Teaching Hospital respectively. The supplies are meant to enhance the management of critical trauma care and surgical interventions in Erbil.

  • In Dahuk, WHO through the Directorate of Health, Dahuk continued supporting Mobile Medical Teams (MMTs) delivering curative and preventive health services to IDPs newly arriving at Nargizlia screening site in Shikhan district. This week, of the 909 IDPs that newly arrived, 398 received consultation services, 76 of these were among children less than 5 years of age.

Situation update

  • A total of 108 trauma cases were recorded in Emergency Hospital and West Emergency Hospital in Erbil. In addition 390 trauma patients were treated in Bartalla field Hospital for the period 8 to 31 January 2017. The cumulative number of casualty cases treated in the three hospitals since 17 October is 3,924.
    Readiness efforts have been scaled up in West Mosul where trauma cases are expected to be high. Plans are under way to establish addition three field hospitals.

  • WHO and partners are also working to establish several Trauma Stabilization Points (TSPs) on around the western parts of Mosul to improve the referral pathways. While plans are under way to continue operating the previous TSPs on the eastern part of Mosul as primary health care facilities to deliver service for the host communities and some internally displaced persons. Since 17 October 2016, a total of 3,198 received treatment in the various TSP centers set up by WHO and partners.