WHO scales-up activities to support newly liberated Qayyarah, Iraq


Baghdad, 2 October 2016 – In June 2014, the subdistrict of Qayyarah fell to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. The Iraqi army retook control of Qayyarah City from armed groups on 28 August 2016.

Early in September 2016 and after more than 2 years of no access to health care services, the population of Qayyarh is finally enjoying basic health services and despite the fact that the main hospital and primary health care centres are not functional, WHO mobile medical clinics are rendering much needed front-line health care services. 

Read more about the campaign


EWARNS dashboard

EWARNS is part of the surveillance system and is activated during emergencies. The main objective of EWARNS is to rapidly detect and respond to signals that might indicate outbreaks and...

» Read the full story

In focus


EWARNS Location of IDP camps, refugee camps and partners, March 2016 Health cluster Anbar province: 4Ws – Who is doing what, where, until when, March 2016 Baghdad province: 4Ws – Who is doing what,...

» Read the full story

Information resources

Iraq_sit_rep_thumbnailLatest situation reports

Key health-related statistics

Total population (000s) 36 934
Total health expenditure on health (% of general government expenditure) 6.5
Maternal mortality ratio (per 100 000 live births) 50
Number of primary health care units and centres (per 10 000 population) 0.7
Total life expectancy at birth (years) 68.9

Source: Country statistical profiles (2016)

See Iraq country profile

Regional Health Observatory

Contact us

The WHO Representative for Iraq

Iraq WHO headquarters page

Call for papers