Iraq


Mobile_medical_clinicsA look inside a mobile medical clinic

28 January 2015 – On 11 December 2014, the World Health Organization (WHO) and World Food Programme (WFP) delivered eight mobile medical clinics to Erbil. These urgently needed clinics were immediately deployed to parts of Iraq and the Kurdistan region of Iraq. The vehicles have been purpose-built to address the health needs of displaced populations residing in places with limited access to health care services – in camps, informal settlements and urban areas across the country. The clinics were made possible through the support of the Government of Saudi Arabia and are the first of their kind to be brought to Iraq to accelerate response efforts.

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Eight purpose-built mobile medical clinics arrive in Erbil

Events

WHO assists internally displaced persons live dignified lives by easing their mobility

Iraq, 11 November, 2014 – Madam Basy Murad, a 70-year-old mother of five, received a wheelchair from WHO. This is important for her because for over one and half months...

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In focus

Round table discussion on displaced women and access to health: A call to action

Erbil, Iraq - On 3 December, WHO participated in a round table discussion to address health services availability and equity of access for displaced women residing in the Kurdistan region...

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Key health-related statistics

Total population 35 095
Total health expenditure on health (% of general government expenditure) 4.4
Maternal mortality ratio (per 100 000 live births) 67
Number of primary health care units and centres (per 10 000 population) 0.8
Total life expectancy at birth (years) 70.0

Source: Country statistical profiles (2014)

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