December 9th, 2019
Published on December 9th, 2017 | by Georgia Archonti0
IOM Donates USD500,000 Equipment, Supplies to Mosul Hospital
Over one million individuals were displaced during operations to retake Mosul (which began in October 2016), according to IOM Iraq’s Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM). From Markaz Mosul sub-district – encompassing the city of Mosul – nearly 600,000 people continue to be displaced, although more than 222,400 people also have returned to their homes since the end of the offensive in July 2017.
Conflict and displacement coupled with difficulties of return has meant that health care delivery in the sub-district has been strained. To strengthen government-run health facilities in the wake of the Mosul crisis, through the end of October IOM Iraq has donated medical equipment and supplies valued at approximately USD 500,000 to Al-Salam Teaching Hospital in east Mosul.
The equipment was funded by the United Kingdom Department for International Development (DFID) and the Government of Kuwait.
The Ninewa Governorate’s Department of Health coordinated the donation and nominated Al-Salam Teaching Hospital in east Mosul to receive the supplies, due to the hospital’s increased patient load following the influx of returning displaced persons and high numbers of vulnerable host community members. The donation aims to contribute to the stabilization of communities in east Mosul.
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