Iraq


Ramadi_health_cardHealth worker shows a patient a health card in Amriat, Al Falwja clinic supported by WHO. Photo: UIMSRamadi situation report, 28 April 2015

As of 28 April 2015, no new population movement outside of Al Ramadi to Bzebaz Bridge has been recorded. However, movement back to Ramadi has been registered, and 2500 people have already returned to the area. 

New internally displaced persons (IDPs) who were on transit to various destinations at the start of the crisis arrived in Amryat Alfalwja, Al Khaldiyah and Al Habaniah in Al Anbar province during this reporting period. 

The Ministry of Health, WHO, the United Iraq Medical Society for Relief and Development (UIMS), UNICEF, and other health cluster partners, have continued to respond to the health needs of hundreds of families displaced in Baghdad. The table below provides details of the number of families and locations in which the Ministry and its partners are providing support.

Read the latest situation report, 28 April 2015 [pdf 463kb]

Events

WHO builds the capacity of biomedical engineering staff to ensure improved access to medical devices

14 April 2015 - A 4-day national workshop on health technology, with a focus on ensuring improved access, quality and safe use of medical devices, concluded in Erbil on 9...

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In focus

Situation updates 2015

Highlights, 16 March–6 April 2015 WHO donated two interagency emergency health kits to Turmenneli Cooperation and Culture Foundation, an Italian nongovernmental organization, to respond to the health needs of internally displaced...

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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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