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Situation reports 2019

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iraq_sit_repHighlights 1 June–31 August 2019

  • WHO supported the Regional Ministry of Health, Kurdistan to open the neonatal/paediatric gastroenterology unit in Rapareen Hospital. The support included gastroscopy and colonoscopy machines. Opening this facility has ensured the management of GIT diseases such as pediatric Crohn's disease and pediatric ulcerative colitis in children aged a few months to 15 years in Erbil.   
  • WHO also equipped the neonatal semi-intensive/ critical care unit of the same hospital with 10 beds making the total bed capacity in critical care 25, 10 monitoring machines, 10 infant incubators, 6 infant phototherapy, 3 continuous positive airway pressure and 3 spiral phototherapies were supported. 
  • The agency procured and distributed essential lines medicines sufficient for a population of 380 462 for a period of 3 months. The supplies were distributed to 7 directorates of health and 8 nongovernmental organizations serving internally displaced persons, host communities, returnees, and refugees. 

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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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