Turkey Hub Health Cluster Bulletin - July 2019

Report
from World Health Organization, Health Cluster
Published on 31 Jul 2019 View Original

HIGHLIGHTS

• Damage and destruction of health facilities remains a key barrier to providing adequate health care in northwest Syria.

• By mid-July, the total displacements were 452,623, affecting over 330,000 people (including secondary displacements). The majority of the newly displaced are fleeing to northern Idleb to areas that are already densely populated.

• With the displacement, there is increased demand for health services in northern Idleb and a pressing need to reach every person with much needed healthcare. The data shows that individuals are arriving at sub-districts such as Darkosh, Salqin, Harim and Qourqeena close to the Turkish border, where the few primary health care centers that are available are stretched.

• WHO supported specialised TB centre in Afrin district providing complete TB services (diagnosis - treatment - follow up - education and preventive activities) started in Afrin center in the 20th July.

• The Syria Cross Border Humanitarian Fund (SCHF) -former THF- announced the launching of the 2019 Second Reserve Allocation for August 2019.
The OCHA Grant Management System (GMS) will open for submissions on Friday 2 August and the deadline is Wednesday 14 August 2019 at 14:00 (Turkey time).