A 100-day war has put strain on Ukraine's health care system

Strain on Ukraine's Health Care System: 100 Days of War Take a Toll The 100-day war in Ukraine has had a detrimental impact on the country's health care system, with the World Health Organization highlighting the stress it is under. Attacks on health-care providers have reached alarming levels, with 269 documented cases as of June 2. The WHO emphasizes the urgent need to address these attacks, stating that no health professional should have to work under such precarious conditions. Medical facilities are not only being damaged but are also being overwhelmed by patients seeking treatment for war-related injuries. In response, the WHO has established centers in conflict zones and is determined to continue aiding Ukraine's health needs and contributing to the rehabilitation of its health system. Mental and physical health are crucial aspects that need to be addressed in the country's reconstruction efforts. The WHO has already dispatched 543 metric tons of medical supplies to Ukraine to support these efforts.

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Russia has been occupying Ukraine for 100 days, and the World Health Organization has stated that the country's health-care system is stressed. Direct attacks on health-care providers are one concern. The WHO documented 269 attacks on health-care personnel in Ukraine as of June 2. 


In these occurrences, 76 persons were murdered and 59 were injured. "There were over 260 reported attacks on health care in Ukraine in the first 100 days of the war." These attacks are never acceptable and must be examined. "No health professional should have to provide health care on a knife's edge," said WHO Regional Director for Europe, Dr. Hans Henri P. Kluge.

While some medical facilities have been damaged or destroyed, others have been inundated by people seeking treatment for war-related ailments. According to the WHO, it has established centers in conflict zones.

"The WHO is determined to be in Ukraine now and in the future, addressing emergency health needs and aiding with health-system rehabilitation." "As access and security improve, we are redeploying workers across the nation," said Dr. Jarno Habicht, WHO representative in Ukraine.

 "Mental and physical health must be addressed in Ukraine's rehabilitation and reconstruction efforts." The WHO has dispatched 543 metric tons of medical supplies to Ukraine so far.

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