HEALTH, TURKEY, WORLD

2011 08 20

Turkish field hospital gives life in Somalia

Field hospitals set up by Turkey’s Ministry of Health in Somalia give life to people who have been suffering diseases related to the worst famine and drought that hit Horn of Africa in 60 years.

Field hospitals, which also served to Syrian refugees who escaped from violence in Syria and took shelter in southern province of Hatay, are now serving in Somalia.

The field hospital including 8 tents and having a capacity of 50 beds are carried on six containers. Power generators also provide electricity in the African country where power shortages are very common.

A modern operating room for surgeries, separate observation rooms for men and women and laboratories that are able to handle all kinds of analysis are present at the field hospital.

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DO YOU KNOW?

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    Carrying 18 million passengers in the Asia-Europe transit corridor in 2010, Turkey saw the highest increase in transit passenger numbers in the world. 

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    Turkey increased agricultural investments in the past 10 years from 1.8 billion TL to 9 billion TL.  

TL 6.5 billion

Budget allocated for preventive health services in 2011

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    Safranbolu Houses, featured in the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage List, are being restored by the Housing Development Administration of Turkey. 

  • Care for Pregnant Women Under Risk

    12.275 women benefited from the "guest mother" program, which provides care to pregrant women under risk in health centers before delivery. 

  • From Electricity Importer to Exporter

    Turkey increased electricity production from 31 thousand to 45 thousand megawatts in ten years and started selling electricity to Georgia, Syria and Greece. 

  • Scholarship to Returning Academics

    The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey now offers 3. 250 TL monthly scholarship to returning academics who complete their Ph.Ds abroad. 

  • Public debt ratio lowest in Europe

    The ratio of Turkey’s public debt to national income has dropped to 28.2 percent from 61.4 percent 10 years ago.  

  • Double-lane roads save 1525 lives

    The number of people who were killed in traffic accidents dropped to 4,041 in 2010 from 5,566 in 2000 thanks to 13,500 more kilometers of double-lane roads, which saved 1,525 lives a year on average. 

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    Feasibility works have been launched for first Turkish fighter jet planned to be completed by 2023, the centenary of the Republic of Turkey. 

  • Every student has Internet Access

    Every school in Turkey now has ADSL internet connection.  

  • 5000 more licensed tourist guides

    The number of licensed tourist guides has risen to 12,517 in 2010, from 7,658 eight years ago.