WHO teams deliver quality health services to displaced in Ukraine

Hundreds of thousands of people have been displaced by the ongoing conflict in eastern Ukraine, many being women with children. Photo: UNFPA Ukraine/Olena Kulyk (file)

Sixteen mobile emergency medical units trained by the World Health Organization (WHO) are providing quality health services to displaced people in eastern Ukraine, the UN health agency said on Friday.

Known as "MEPUs," the teams use hand-held tablets—portable computers—to access an online patient health tool that contains urgent care protocols and procedures based on WHO guidelines.

Dianne Penn spoke to Olha Izhyk, WHO Communications Officer in Ukraine, about how these doctors, nurses and drivers, are helping to care for Internally Displaced People (IDPs) and others affected by fighting between pro-Russian rebels and government forces.

Duration: 3'20"

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