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Amidst war wounded, Syria’s cancer sufferers risk being forgotten
Apr18

Amidst war wounded, Syria’s cancer sufferers risk being forgotten

Syria’s numerous hospital patients are an almost forgotten casualty of the conflict. The World Health Organisation says it is hoping to get to some of them, in particular cancer patients in health facilities not already targeted in the war. WHO cites the experience of 12-year old Khedr from Aleppo Governorate, who was diagnosed with fibrosarcoma, a tumour in the connective fibrous tissue affecting bones and muscles, in January...

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Syria health crisis needs funds: WHO
Mar03

Syria health crisis needs funds: WHO

The World Health Organization called for urgent funding [3 March 2016] to support an effective response to health  crises burgeoning out of control in war-ravaged Syria. WHO Regional Director for the Eastern Mediterranean Ala Alwan said the health situation in Syria continues to deteriorate, not just day by day, but hour by hour. As always in conflict, Dr Alwan said, ” it is innocent civilians that pay the highest price. Almost...

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WHO teams attacked in conflict zones
Aug14

WHO teams attacked in conflict zones

WHO teams continue to come under attack even as the organisation’s facilities suffer in conflict zones of Iraq, Syria and Yemen and elsewhere, WHO data show. Ahead of international events marking World Humanitarian Day 19 August 2015, the Geneva-based UN body called for greater protection for health emergency workers. In Yemen alone, five health workers were killed and 14 injured in June this year. Ahead of the World...

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