GE to Help Iraq in Healthcare Infrastructure

GE Healthcare, the healthcare business of GE (NYSE: GE), showcased its range of advanced healthcare technologies that will enable Iraq to develop a modern healthcare infrastructure, at the 38th Baghdad International Trade Fair held recently.

GE Healthcare participated in the exhibition themed ‘Construction New Investment in the New Iraq’ as part of the USA Pavilion. Organized by the US Embassy, the USA Pavilion at the fair was themed ‘America Partnering with Iraq.’

The US Ambassador to Iraq, James Franklin Jeffrey, and senior officials from the Iraqi healthcare sector visited the GE Healthcare stand, where they were updated on GE Healthcare’s progress and commitment to future investment in Iraq.

Aziz Koleilat, General Manager of GE Healthcare Middle East and Pakistan said: “Iraq is now embarking on a new path of growth and development, steered by public private partnerships in key economic sectors. GE highlighted its advanced healthcare technologies at the Baghdad International Fair, which will complement the Government’s strategic vision of improving healthcare access while also contributing towards the creation of a modern healthcare infrastructure in the country.”

He added: “We are extending our healthymagination commitment to increase access to high quality care at lower costs to Iraq, whereby our diagnostic solutions will help healthcare practitioners to identify lifestyle diseases early for potentially more effective treatment.”

Building on its 40-year-heritage in the country, GE has a strong footprint across Iraq partnering in the country’s ambitious infrastructure development needs in power generation, oil gas, water processing, aviation and healthcare.

Today, GE Healthcare enjoys 100% market share in nuclear medicine systems, digital flat panel mammographic x-ray systems, and digital flat panel x-ray systems in Iraq, since 2005. The only company producing cardiac CT images in the country, GE is also the clear market leader in private sector cardiac CT scanner (64-slice) technology. The company has provided over 200 conventional x-ray units in addition to supporting the country with top-of-the-range computed tomography systems.

GE Healthcare installed the first in-country digital flat panel biplane cardiac cath lab system in Dohuk Province, and is setting up another pioneering advanced radiation therapy CT scanner system in Sulaimaniya Province. GE Healthcare has also been chosen as the supplier of choice by Farouk Medical Centre in Sulaimaniya for cardiac cath lab and clinical systems devices.

The 38th Baghdad International Trade Fair attracted more than one million visitors. More than 30 countries participated in the fair, which featured over 1,500 Iraqi and international companies.

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