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 northern Syria from Turkey under the Whole of Syria approach.
Refugee Health Programme
The new Regional Refugee and Resilience Plan (3RP) 2019–2020 for Turkey was launched. WHO calls upon donors to support health sector plans and ensure the needs of Syrians are met.
By the end of April, 176 Syrians were actively working as community health support staff in four RHTCs providing home care and social services to older and disabled Syrian patients.
WHO published a survey on the health status, services utilization and determinants of health of the Syrian refugee population in Turkey.
98 routine immunization centres, established in north-west Syria, vaccinated on average 78 000 children under 5 years with more than 190 000 vaccine doses each month.
WHO delivered life-saving medical supplies to over 100 health facilities in two cross-border shipments, for approximately 598 555 treatment courses, in March.
In March, WHO trained over 1478 health workers on various topics to improve provision of health services.