Conflict destroys health infrastructure in Syria, says WHOListen /
The on-going violence in Syria is impacting access to health care facilities in the country according to the World Health Organization (WHO).
It estimates that 38 hospitals and 149 clinics have been damaged or destroyed.
WHO's Director of Emergency Management Richard Brennan says the agency is using mobile clinics to address the problem.
"Right now we're operating, through local NGOS, four mobile clinics, three of them in rural Damascus, and one of them in Homs. Each of them is serving, we estimate, around 90,000 people. And we are looking to extend our partnerships with additional NGOs and initiate more mobile clinics." (Duration: 17″)
WHO says water supplies, and sewer systems have also been compromised that's why it's crucial to monitor the rates of diseases such as diarrhoea which is on the rise in the country.