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Patients queue to receive health care services at WHO supported mobile medical clinic in Dahuk Governorate.
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Patients queue to receive health care services at WHO supported mobile medical clinic in Dahuk Governorate.

17 June 2017 -- WHO in coordination with Erbil and Ninewa Directorates of Health (DOH) on 13 June 2017 rapidly responded to suspected food borne illness outbreak in Hassan Sham U2 camp by conducting an investigation with the aim to identify the source and cause of the outbreak, treat those ill as well as contain and prevent any spread. WHO delivered 500 rapid diagnostic test kits (RDT) to Ninewa DoH and primary health care facilities in Qayyarah, Hammam al’Alil and Salamiyah, to support the response to any future cholera outbreaks in the Governorate of Ninewa including camps and host communities. WHO donated to health partners emergency medical supplies enough to serve the needs of more than 20500 persons in Al Salamiyah camp.