WHO continues to support the cholera outbreak response in Iraq as cases decline

Children hold up their vaccination card and make victory signs with their fingers November 2015 – The cholera outbreak in Iraq has continued to decline over the past 3 weeks with a few cases being reported from the affected districts or governorates. A total of 4858 laboratory-confirmed cases tested at provincial laboratories have been reported from the country, with 2 related deaths as of 17 November 2015.

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Situation updates 2015

Highlights, 13–25 September 2015 The number of returnees to the cities of Tikrit and Daur in Salah Al Din governorate reached 18 200 families as of 25 September 2015. The Iraqi Ministry...

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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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