Iraq




WHO continues to address health needs of affected populations in Anbar; appeals for funding

WHO supplies of medicines and health technologies to the DOH, WHO photo on 31 March 2015WHO supplies of medicines and health technologies to the Directorate of Health in Dohuk. Photo credits: WHO20 April 2015 – WHO has supported the establishment of two prefabricated clinics in Ameriyt Al-Fallujah and Al-Nakheeb districts in Al-Anbar governorate, west of Iraq. These clinics were officially opened on 18 April 2015 and will be managed by United Iraqi Medical Society (UIMS), a medical nongovernmental organization and WHO implementing partner. 

WHO is supporting UIMS with the delivery of essential medicines and other health technologies as a start-up stock. Items delivered include 13 different types of medicines and 4 interagency emergency health kits sufficient to cover approximately 100 000 people for the next 3 months. 

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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, 29 April–15 May 2015 The maternity and paediatric hospital in Ramadi resumed outpatient services to pregnant and children (morning shift only) on Tuesday 12 May. 3 major primary health care centres...

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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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