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Source: World Health Organization (WHO)
30 June 2017


The further reduction in the electricity supply to Gaza has caused a severe impact on the health services, 30 hospitals and 2 health facilities face risk of partial closure as the supply for back-up generators become depleted. An additional 70 primary healthcare facilities are also impacted.

Out of the 516 medications on the essential drug list, 177 drugs items (34%) were at zero stock levels in May. In June, 184 drug items (36%) were at zero stock in the Ministry of Health's Gaza Central Drug Store (CDS). The decrease in the availability of drugs is placing patient lives at risk.

Out of the 184 drug items out of stock, 161 items are completely depleted in June (31%).

In May, of the 853 medical disposables on the essential list, 270 (32%) were reported at zero stock levels in the CDS Gaza; in June, 271 (32%) were reported at zero stock.

WHO has expanded its emergency response by releasing US $ 360,000 from its internal emergency funds to scale up its response and to support health authorities to prevent the further deterioration and collapse of the health sector in Gaza.

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