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Healthcare: On the Verge of Total Collapse

Since the outbreak of the conflict in 2011, there have been around 175 attacks on medical facilities and at least 600 medical workers killed.

Since the outbreak of the conflict in 2011, there have been around 175 attacks on medical facilities and at least 600 medical workers killed.

  • Life expectancy for the average Syrian has declined dramatically from 75.9 years in 2010 to just 55.7 years in 2014. This has placed Syria among the worst countries in the world in terms of the healthcare.
  • World Health Organization (WHO) and the Syrian Ministry of Health reported that of the 113 public hospitals they assessed, only 45% were fully functioning, 34% were partially functioning, and 21% were non-functioning.
  • In Aleppo, 300,000 residents are served by 11 functioning hospitals.

The major contributing factors to the dilapidated healthcare system in Syria are:

  • Constantly increasing numbers of internally displaced persons
  • Increased difficulty in delivering much-needed medical supplies
  • Shortage of qualified medical providers.
  • Lack of essential medical resources and vaccines.
  • Practically no access to the injured in besieged areas.
  • Severe fuel shortage for ambulances and to operate field hospital generators.
  • On average a medical worker was killed every other day in 2014 according to Physicians for Human Rights report of February 2015.

 

With the support of our donors, Sunrise-USA has helped to establish a total of 22 trauma care facilities in various areas in Syria as well as a polyclinic in Turkey and a full-time clinic in the Tayba camp. We have also coordinated containers being shipped to Aleppo, Idlib, Hama, Damascus, and Daraa. During the chemical attack on Ghoutah, we provided local medical centers with necessary medications and medical supplies. In Aleppo, we also provided immunizations to 1,000 children against leishmaniasis.

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