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The Lancet, Early Online Publication, 2 July 2013


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Health professionals in Syria

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Richard Garfield

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, UNICEF, and WHO, with support from the Office of Foreign Disaster Control, trained 50 staff from Syrian and Jordanian ministries of health and other organisations working in and around Syria in May, 2013, in Jordan. A third of Syria's 21 million people are now displaced from their homes.1 Most of the north of Syria is rebel-held territory and local administration is no longer directed by the national administration.