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

from World Health Organization
Published on 28 Feb 2019


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