Main achievements of the health sector in Syria, January – April 2022 – Syrian Arab Republic

Direction/Coordination

  • Annual health sector work plan for 2022 produced.
  • 1 SIS functions intensification mission organised.
  • 1 quarterly health sector field directory produced.
  • 8 national health sector coordination meetings organized in Damascus.
  • 1 project sheet on strengthening coordination in the health sector approved under the HRP 2022-2023.
  • 1 quarterly overview of support to the health sector with the construction and equipment of health facilities (and others) prepared.
  • 1 overview of the impact of health sector underfunding for 2022 prepared.
  • 1 quarterly health sector assessment register produced.
  • 1 quarterly calendar of health sector meetings (1 national WG, 7 sub-national, 6 sub-sectoral) prepared.
  • 20 Syria health sector projects reviewed and approved under HRP 2022-2023.
  • 4 monthly health sector newsletters produced.
  • 120 various health sector documents/information shared with the health sector mailing list (443 entries).
  • 1 operational health sector preparedness plan, northwest Syria, prepared.
  • 1 quarterly overview of the health situation and response in the south prepared.
  • 1 quarterly review of capacity building events supported by the health sector for January-March prepared.
  • 1 orientation path towards the health sector has been developed within the framework of the integration of protection in health.
  • 100% implementation of all recommendations related to the health sector of the WHO EMRO mission in Syria, from 12 to 18 February 2022.
  • 1 action plan integrating health protection developed.
  • 1 contact list of national NGOs active in the field of health prepared.
  • 6 briefing notes/talking points/key requests prepared (DR call with Minister of Health of Syria; Executive Director – on WHO engagement with armed non-state actors; DG visit to NY key messages to pre-SOM and SOM meetings, 31 March; RC/HC participation in RDM meeting, 7 April; donors’ conference in Brussels, 9-10 May; WR retreat on the emergency situation).
  • 1 validation exercise (severity scale 2022) launched.
  • 100% follow-up on all issues raised in the WoS health sector coordination review conducted by the Independent Observatory of Syria.
  • 100% implementation of key RED recommendations from the ASG meeting in Jordan in February 2022.
  • 1 health inventory in the former so-called “besieged” areas initiated.
  • 50 information management deliverables defined as mandatory for regular reporting throughout 2022.
  • 8 regular inputs to health sector coordination provided for WHO bi-monthly WoS situation reports.
  • 3 monthly inputs related to COVID-19 coordination provided to the monthly COVID-19 bulletins prepared by WHO Syria.
  • Created and updated https://www.humanitarianresponse.info/en/operations/syria/health
  • 150 miscellaneous information related to the health sector downloaded.

4W performance of the healthcare sector, January – March 2022

  • 18 reporting organizations (6 UN, 7 INGOs, 5 national NGOs).
  • 48 implementing partners (4 UN, 6 INGOs, 31 national NGOs, 7 national authorities).
  • 95% of all districts reached (59 out of 62).
  • 87% of all sub-districts reached (237 out of 272).
  • 10% of the affected sub-districts are areas with a severity scale greater than 3 (24 out of 237).
  • 170,367.5 cures dispensed including
    • 391,077 procedures (23%) in areas with a severity scale greater than 3.
    • 122,458.2 procedures (72%) in areas with a severity scale of 3.
  • 272,747.4 medical acts performed, including
    • 168,366 courses (6%) in areas with a severity scale greater than 3.
    • 2,103,418 courses (77%) in areas with a severity scale of 3.

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