Humanitarian Health Action

WHO Grade 3 emergency

Iraq: Lifesaving mobile health teams reach people in newly liberated areas of Hawiija, Iraq

WHO-supported mobile medical team member vaccinates a child in Hawiija district

27 November 2017 – For more than three years, the people of Hawiija district in Kirkuk governorate, Iraq, were cut off from lifesaving health care and immunization services, leaving many children susceptible to vaccine-preventable diseases. “For years, I worried that my children may contract polio and measles or die,” said Hadija, a 32-year-old mother of three.

WHO Grade 3 emergency

Iraq: WHO airlifts medical supplies to treat wounded in Islamic Republic of Iran-Iraq earthquake

Additional trauma kits are available in WHO’s emergency logistical centre in Dubai and will be delivered as needed to health facilities reporting shortages

16 November 2017, Cairo, Egypt – WHO has airlifted trauma kits and medical supplies to the Islamic Republic of Iran to support the treatment of thousands people injured as a result of the recent earthquake in the Islamic Republic of Iran-Iraq border region.

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