Largest-ever delivery of medicines and health supplies to Afghanistan

Yesterday, UNAMA (United Nations Assistance Mission In Afghanistan) reported that the World Health Organization (WHO) is “conducting the largest-ever delivery of medicines and health supplies to Afghanistan, sending 430 tonnes of life-saving materials – enough for 1 million people – to health providers throughout the country.”В  The health supplies will be given to Afghanistan’s Ministry of Public Health and its implementing non-governmental organization (NGO) health partners.В  According to the report: “The medical supplies are sufficient to cover the immediate health needs of 1 million people. These include treating at least 1000 major (and a larger number of minor) casualties; 170,000 cases of pneumonia and other respiratory diseases endemic to the Afghan winter; and 40,000 cases of life-threatening diarrheal diseases. In addition, WHO has procured equipment needed for four complete Intensive Care Units, which will be established in existing hospitals to prepare remote, underserved communities.”

August 4, 2010 В· admin В· No Comments
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