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Medical Check-up for 261 Orphans
IHH Humanitarian Relief Foundation in collaboration with Hatay Reyhanli Community Healthcare Centre teams did medical check-up of 261 Syrian orphans
Syria 17.11.2016

The war entered its 6th year in Syria which took a death toll of over 400.000. According to IHH’s research there are over 600.000 orphans in the region. IHH carries out relief efforts to provide food, shelter and cash for orphans as well as activities to provide healthcare.

126 Orphans Are Sick

To this end, recently a team of 6 doctors from Hatay Reyhanlı Community Healthcare Centre together with IHH teams did medical check-up to 261 orphans. According to check-up it was found out that 126 children were sick. Their treatment is planned to start in the following days according to their diagnosis.

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The primary sicknesses that the orphans are diagnosed with are as follows: flatworm, acute respiratory tract infection, lack of B12, chronic bronchitis, throat infection, slow physical development, asthma, allergy to legume family, allergy to medications, anaemia.

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