16 March 2022 – With the disaster in Syria now coming into its twelfth 12 months, the nation’s fragile well being system stays beneath the pressure of a number of concurrent socioeconomic and well being emergencies. They embody the COVID-19 pandemic and uneven availability and high quality of well being providers throughout the nation that affect many Syrians’ bodily and psychological well-being. Those that can’t afford therapy are most affected by persevering with disruptions of primary provide chains of life-saving medicines and medical provides.
Nonetheless, whilst their well being wants stay pressing, the individuals of Syria stay resilient, hopeful, and decided. WHO employees proceed working hand in hand with well being authorities, peer businesses and nongovernmental organizations to ship life-sustaining and life-saving providers and help for immunization, emergency responses to communicable ailments and illness outbreaks, and focused interventions to guard and enhance the well being of youngsters, moms, individuals residing with co-morbidities, psychological well being situations and bodily disabilities.
Moreover, WHO continues to make sure entry to wash water, sanitation and hygiene in well being amenities, in addition to endeavor vitamin surveillance and provision of malnutrition providers. Rehabilitation and emergency referral providers are additionally being supplied to individuals with disabilities, dialysis, burns, trauma and most cancers.
Constructing a resilient and responsive well being system in Syria requires a twin strategy — firstly, of needs- and evidence-based humanitarian and lifesaving response — in scorching spots and excessive severity areas, and in response to outbreaks, together with COVID-19. And secondly, via ongoing investments in well being system resilience and growth of entry — together with kick-starting primary- and secondary-level providers the place doable.
WHO’s service to the individuals of Syria continues to serve their wants, in dedication to the well-being of all individuals and guided by science, to provide everybody, all over the place, an equal likelihood to dwell a wholesome life.