7 Years Of War Destroy Syria’s Health System, Create Public Health Disaster
Wall Street Journal: After the Gas and Bombs: The Health Crisis That’s Killing Syria
“This country’s seven-year war is fueling a parallel disaster: a crippling public-health catastrophe. Some 400,000 Syrians have died from bullets, bombs, or torture, including alleged recent gas attacks. More may have died as a result of the breakdown of its health system, and chronic conditions such as diabetes and heart disease have become far more deadly, according reports from the World Bank and World Health Organization…” (Abdulrahim/Deeb, 4/17).