Polio signals deteriorating health situation in Syria

Elizabeth Hoff. WHO@PHOTO

A resurgence of polio in Syria and an increase in waterborne diseases is signalling a deteriorating health situation in the country according to the World Health Organization (WHO).

More than 200,000 people have been killed and over one million have been injured since the crisis started in March 2011.

Before the conflict, WHO says Syria had very high vaccination coverage but today that rate has dropped.

Elizabeth Hoff, the WHO representative in Syria spoke with May Yacoub about what she called a "much more serious" health situation in the country.

Duration: 4'10"

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