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WHO and partners accessed Al Aqsa hospital in Deir Al Balah, Central Gaza, for the first time since 13 January. WHO provided trauma supplies, medicines, and tetanus toxoid vaccines to address the health needs of 3,700 patients. Additionally, UNFPA supplied enough supplies and medicines for an estimated 3,000 safe deliveries. WHO
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STORY: WHO / GAZA MEDICAL SUPPLIES
TRT: 04:25
SOURCE: WHO
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LANGUAGE: ENGLISH / ARABIC / NATS

DATELINE: 10 FEBRUARY 2024, GAZA STRIP

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10 FEBRUARY 2024, RAFAH, GAZA

1. Various shots, external shots of medical supplies on trucks and WHO, OCHA and UNFPA mission staff in discussion
2. Various shots, medical supplies being loaded into a vehicle, including from European donors
3. Various shots, showing the destruction in southern Gaza

10 FEBRUARY 2024, AL AQSA HOSPITAL, DEIR AL BALAH, CENTRAL GAZA

4. Wide shot,hospital
5. SOUNDBITE (English) Dr Athanasios Gargavanis, WHO Trauma surgeon & Emergency officer, WHO:
“We are here to support the health system that suffering not only because of the chronic blockade and these actual war, but also from the movement of population that impedes health workers to do their work at the best possible way. A ceasefire has to be achieved as soon as possible now, so that we make sure that the health workers are able to deliver at the best of their capacities.”
6. Various shots, the mission team in discussion with hospital staff
7. SOUNDBITE (English) Dr Richard Peeperkorn, Representative, occupied Palestinian territory, WHO :
“The medical supplies, trauma supplies, essential essential medicines. My question is, how or how is it now? How are things now? Because you've gone through even more difficult periods.
8. UPSOUND (Arabic / English) Health worker via translator:
“They're trying to just have a step forward before having the problem in front of them, to just be prepared with Plan B's before the problem.”
9. Med shot, WHO team translator
10. Various shots, medical supplies being delivered into the hospital
11. Various internal shots showing health care workers treating patients on beds and on the floors in busy rooms and corridors.
12. SOUNBITE (English) Dr Richard Peeperkorn, Representative, occupied Palestinian territory, WHO:
“We just visited the trauma ward which was completely overcrowded. Overcrowded with trauma cases, but also with 50 medical cases which were, which were there already for days and which should be kept at other wards but there was no place. We brought in medical supplies, trauma supplies and anaesthetics, etc. There's a chronic shortage of analgesics, of, medicine, dialysis medicines, lab equipment, but also specifically orthopaedic and orthopaedic supplies and trauma supplies. We will continue to, of course, as WHO to supply that.”
13. Various shots, WHO mission staff interacting with a patient
14. SOUNDBITE (English) Judith Starkulla, Head of office in Gaza, UN Population Fund’s (UNFPA):
UNFPA is here at Al-Aqsa hospital on a joint UN mission, and we just delivered, um, supplies for midwives as well as lifesaving drugs and equipment to enable um, medical professionals to perform surgeries and to care for women with life threatening complications during childbirth.
15. Various shots, busy hospital corridors and rooms with a patient on the floor.

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WHO and partners accessed Al Aqsa hospital in Deir Al Balah, Central Gaza, for the first time since 13 January. WHO provided trauma supplies, medicines, and tetanus toxoid vaccines to address the health needs of 3,700 patients. Additionally, UNFPA supplied enough supplies and medicines for an estimated 3,000 safe deliveries.

The hospital has gradually restored functionality, expanding from just five doctors in January to approximately 300 physicians and 400 nurses.

Despite progress, immense needs persist. The 270-bed hospital currently accommodates 400 patients and over 5,000 individuals seeking shelter. Patients are being treated in every available space, including on the floor. Two nearby schools have been repurposed to accommodate an additional 300 patients to manage the surge in casualties. Unfortunately, one-third of hospitalized patients are unable to be discharged due to the lack of safe place to go.

The hospital urgently requires beds, mattresses, surgical supplies and equipment, anesthesia, painkillers, and dialysis supplies. They have also requested expedited facilitation for patient referrals outside of the Gaza Strip.

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