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Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Situation Report - 162   [open pdf - 0B]

From the Highlights: "[1] Yemen is the world's worst humanitarian emergency and the already vulnerable people of Yemen are facing the added threat of COVID-19 [coronavirus disease 2019]. This new burden on medical facilities could result in a catastrophic death toll. WHO [World Health Organization] and the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre have joined forces to ensure access to healthcare for the vulnerable in remote areas through the provision of a minimum service package. [2] UNICEF [ United Nations Children's Fund] and WHO have supported a national immunization campaign in Syria amid the COVID-19 pandemic. There has been about a 5% reduction in vaccination coverage in the first half of 2020, mainly as a result of challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. During the 5-day immunization campaign, implemented by the Syrian Ministry of Health, health workers checked the vaccination status of more than 900 000 children and vaccinated more than 210 100 children. [3] To promote community empowerment and trust, a 'Global Risk Communication and Community Engagement Collective Service' has been launched."

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Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Situation Report No.162
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2020-06-30
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World Health Organization
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