Strategy, responsiveness and preparedness of the Syrian health care system in the short, mid and long term [EN/AR]


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Executive summary

The findings and related strategic suggestions presented in this report are based on a hospital assessment, including data analysis and inspection, of various hospitals in the Syrian Arab Republic conducted during the period October to December 2015. They were further developed by a group of health care and hospital management experts through a discussion of concepts for potential solutions, taking international best practice into consideration. They were finally consolidated during a two-day strategic workshop involving stakeholders of the Syrian health care system (including representatives of the Syrian ministries of health and higher education, as well as health professionals from various public hospitals) and World Health Organization (WHO) experts.