Iraq | Donors and partners

Donors and partners

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Partnership remains key in creating a healthier Iraq. Over the years, WHO has been working with donors and partners to reduce mortality, morbidity and disability, and to improve health, especially of vulnerable populations.

This goal is achieved through building national capacities, strengthening health systems, public health interventions and the provision of humanitarian assistance during emergencies.

Iraq programme activities are funded through both WHO’s regular budget and voluntary contributions from the following donors, and including the governments of Greece, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, Norway, the Republic of Korea, Spain and Sweden.



The Global Fund

UNDG Iraq Trust Fund


UN Foundation

UN Fund for International Partnerships

United Stated Agency for International Development (USAID)

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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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