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War reaches 64% of hospitals Syrians. The trail reaches the 70% medical

Epidemic risks increase due to the lack of vaccines, sanitation and overcrowded public shelters

 
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The World Health Organization said that 64% of public hospitals in Syria were affected by war in the country.

According to WHO, 40% of medical facilities are out of service. Most of the region is dominated by the Syrian opposition.

According to the UN agency, the health situation has worsened considerably since the beginning of the crisis in 2011, which resulted in the escape of physicians and lack of medicines to the population.

The WHO estimates that half of all workers in the sector left the country. In some cities, like Homs, the picture is even worse is that 70% of doctors have left the region.

The pharmaceutical industry also suffered from violence. Before the war, the country produced 90% of medicines, now this index does not reach more than 25%.

The lack of fuel, and electricity decreased ability of various hospitals. Moreover, the increased risk of epidemics due to the lack of vaccines and sanitation and overcrowding of emergency public shelters.

<b> protect 2.4 million children

The United Nations Fund for Children (UNICEF) participates in a general vaccination campaign in Syria. The goal is to protect 2.4 million children from diseases like polio, measles, mumps and rubella.

According to UNICEF, 500,000 Syrian children have not been vaccinated against polio in the last two years because of insecurity and lack of access. Before the war, the immunization rate in the country was 95%.

Source: Isaude.net
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