Syria Crisis: Whole of Syria response, Turkey update: Situation report #1, January - February 2019

Report
from World Health Organization
Published on 28 Feb 2019

HIGHLIGHTS REFUGEE HEALTH PROGRAMME IN TURKEY

In response to the humanitarian crisis in Syria, WHO and partners provide life-saving health services to Syrian refugees in Turkey and to populations in north-west Syria from Turkey under the Whole of Syria approach.

Refugee Health Programme

  • In all, 306 Syrian health professionals received training on early childhood development, trauma-related disorders, autism, gender-based violence and health information systems.

  • Syrian home care staff in Izmir visited older and disabled Syrian patients in their homes to identify those most in need of regular and personalized support.

  • To help bridge the mental health care gap, 5100 Syrians benefitted from psychosocial advice and health promotion sessions in the 7 WHO-supported RHTCs.

Cross-border operation

  • Over 837 000 children were vaccinated against poliomyelitis (polio) in January in 17 districts of north-west Syria.

  • In February, over 387 284 primary health care and 1892 mental health consultations were provided, and approximately 18 130 trauma cases were seen.

  • WHO delivered life-saving medical supplies to over 137 health facilities in three cross-border shipments, for approximately 616 290 treatment courses, in January and February.

For more information visit: Syria crisis - health response from Turkey