WHO issues weekly reports on health situation in Ukraine
Weekly updates on the current situation in Ukraine and refugee-receiving countries, priority public health concerns and WHO’s actions to rapidly respond to the health emergency triggered by the conflict and to minimize disruptions to the delivery of critical health services.
Extract from report dated 12 May 2022:
- Attacks on health care (including those against health facilities, transport, personnel, patients, supplies and warehouses) continue, with 25 new attacks reported between 4 May and 11 May. Cumulatively, between 23 February and 11 May there have been 211 attacks reported, resulting in 55 injuries and 75 deaths reported. These attacks deprive people of urgently needed care, endanger health-care providers, and undermine health systems.
- WHO launched its second updated funding appeal, for US$ 80 million In Ukraine for March–August 2022, and US$ 67.5 million for March to December 2022 in refugee-receiving and hosting countries. The funds are to support implementation of the following priorities in Ukraine and refugee-hosting countries:
o Coordinate the health response, including Emergency Medical Teams o Strengthen health information management
o Strengthen immediate emergency care
o Provide essential medical supplies and equipment
o Continue essential healthcare for priority causes of illness and death
o Prevent, detect and respond to infectious diseases.
- European Immunization pop weekly project for outreach vaccination of Internally Displaced People in Lviv and Rivne oblast (region) has been concluded. The project has successfully provided routine immunizations to around 2000 people (approximately 20% were children) during the week.
- In Lviv, a three-day chemical preparedness and response training of trainers was carried out from 4 May to 6 May for 14 national trainers who will work with WHO to roll out further support to priority oblast emergency medical services, and designated hospitals.
Includes a map of Distribution of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) and refugees in Ukraine and in refugee-hosting countries as of 11 May 2022.
For full set of recent report follow this link: https://www.euro.who.int/en/health-topics/health-emergencies/ukraine-emergency/situation-reports