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Iraq: Special health health situation report on Mosul crisis

IDPs walk to a mobile medical clinics managed by WHO’s implementing partner Heevie in Basheqa camp in Telkyef district
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IDPs walk to a mobile medical clinics managed by WHO’s implementing partner Heevie in Basheqa camp in Telkyef district

8 July 2017 --World Health Organization, the Federal Ministry of Health and Ninewa Department of Health has opened a trauma field hospital in Athba, with medical capacity to treat severely wounded people and traumatic injuries. Main public health concerns are: the new IDPs have limited access to health services, because of the volate security situation, in newly liberated areas and inside west Mosul city. Limited movement with security challenges in newly accessible areas makes it hard to conduct timely investigations of suspected cases of communicable diseases. Shortage of safe water for populations trapped inside western Mosul remains a concern and a potential risk for water borne diseases outbreaks (such as acute watery diarrhea). The preparedness measures by the Ministry of Health, WHO, d Water Sanitation and Hygiene and health partners have been stepped up during the past two weeks.