Iraq

Iraqi cancer data for 2017‒2018 announced 

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9 December 2019 ‒ Recently announced data from Iraq’s national cancer registry indicate that there are over 31,500 cancer and tumor-related cases in Iraq as of 2017‒2018. Cancer is considered one of the leading causes of mortality in the country, contributing to an estimated 11% of total deaths.

“These alarming figures highlight the need for WHO, the Ministry of Health and all partners to address cancer management as a key public health priority programme in the country. The cancer registration data for 2017‒2018 provides essential data that will contribute to the development of effective prevention and treatment plans for the disease,” said Dr Adham Ismail, WHO Representative in Iraq.

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Key health-related statistics

Total population (000s) 37 140
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) 69.8

Source: Framework for health information systems and core indicators for monitoring health situation and health system performance, 2018

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