The World Health Organization said on Tuesday that there is an urgent need for life-saving medical equipment to save the lives of Syrians in need of medical care.
Jennyfer Dulyx, the WHO’s health and nutrition sector coordinator based in Jordan, said that hospitals in Syria are in urgent need for surgical equipment. The WHO also works with partners such as UNICEF and UNFPA, on procuring medicines and equipment for the treatment of non-communicable diseases and to assist with births.
Dulyx also said that this cross-border support focuses on health facilities in areas including Al-Jeezah, Busra ash-Sham, Dara’a City, and Tal Shihab in southern Syria.
The WHO’s cross-border support for 2016 will focus on improving the quality of the current health information system, expanding deliveries of surgical supplies; increasing the range and quality of primary health care services to include mental health and nutrition; and improving the referral system for trauma cases. (Source: Anadolu Agency)