WHO helps the Central African Republic in time of Crisis

By  ,  Onlymyhealth editorial team
Dec 31, 2013

WHO supports central african republicThe inter religious violence in Central African Republic that has reached to new heights as children get beheaded is seeing some hopes as far as the health system is concerned.

The African Republic that already had a weak health system with some very bad health indicators prior to the crisis has reached a worse state now with the violence. But now the World Health Organization is moving 2.6 tons of medical supplies from the Bangui Airport to the capital city. These supplies include medicines to treat all those wounded in what is believed to be the largest surge of violence in the Central African Republic. The startling figures according to Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs say that about 214,000 people are internally displaced in the capital.

The life expectancy before the violence in the country was just 47 years and more than one in seven children died before their fifth birthday. Now with the unending violence things are stooping to a new low. The conflict has also given way to rampant loot of medical supplies and many health care workers have even fled their posts. The focus of WHO is of immediate provision of supplies for trauma, restoration of the basic and emergency health services including hospital services, continued provision of medicines and supplies.

Also, 10 tons of medical supplies which includes trauma kits and antimalarial medicines are also expected to arrive in the city of Bangui next week.

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