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Iraq Business News brings you the latest news on developments and opportunities for the healthcare in Iraq.

Plague of Medical ‘Brokers’ Puts Patients Health at Risk

This article was originally published by Niqash. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. It was a strange way for the Basra orthopaedic doctor to find out he was dead. “One of my patients came to see me for a routine check-up, something he […]

Scaling up Humanitarian Response to Growing Needs

As fighting continues in west Mosul, humanitarian partners continue to respond to rising displacement and provide basic assistance to families in newly accessible areas, where conditions allow. Where access inside west Mosul city allows humanitarian partners to reach civilians, displaced families are provided with ready-to-eat food rations. Resident or returning families in the area are […]

Interview: Hundreds of Thousands still Trapped in Mosul

It’s been six months since the offensive on IS in Mosul and it’s believed up to 400 hundred thousand people remain trapped in the city with limited access to essentials such as food, water and medicines. For those who manage to get out, refugee camps set up near the besieged city are also struggling to […]

Japan supporting Women and Girls in Iraq

UNFPA Welcomes the Generous Donation from the Government of Japan to Meet the Needs of Women and Girls in Iraq As the current humanitarian crisis in Iraq enters its fourth year, women and girls are facing extraordinary vulnerabilities related to their inability to access to minimum reproductive health services, and extraordinary Gender Based Violence (GBV) […]

UN Ramps Up Emergency Care to Iraqi Women

The United Nations population agency, with financial support from the European Union (EU), has increased its humanitarian response in Iraq to meet the urgent needs of women and girls as fighting peaks in the war-torn country. Thanks to an additional five million euros contribution by the European Commission Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (ECHO), […]

New UNHCR camp opens near Mosul

UNHCR, the UN refugee agency, has opened a new camp in Hammam al-Alil to house thousands of newly-displaced Iraqis who continue to flee the military offensive in western Mosul. The first 500 families began arriving at Hammam al-Alil 2 camp today. Each household, depending on family size, will receive a tent and other basic items […]

Hospital Investment Opportunity in Baghdad

The Ministry of Health (MOH) and the National Investment Commission (NIC) have announced an investment opportunity in Ibn Sina (Avicenna) hospital (rehabilitation, operation and management) in accordance with the investment law no. (13) for the year 2006, as amended. Willing investors, companies or organizations are to present their (Commercial and Technical) offers to the Contracts […]

Canada gives additional US$2.2m for Stabilization in Iraq

The Government of Canada has contributed an additional US $2.2 million to UNDP’s Funding Facility for Immediate Stabilization (FFIS), which finances fast-track initiatives in areas liberated from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). This brings Canada’s total contribution to US$ 6.3 million to date. Based on priorities identified by the Government of […]

Head of DFR discusses humanitarian situation with WFP

The Head of the KRG Department of Foreign Relations, Falah Mustafa, received a United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) delegation that included Celebrity Partner for UNWFP for Iraq, Ms. Suhair Al-Qaisi, and Head of the Erbil Office Moayad Hameidi. In the meeting Minister Mustafa appreciated the role Ms. Al-Qaisi is playing in supporting, helping the […]

AMAR Water Treatment Plant revitalises Basra Community

By Emily Couch. Clean water, clean start: AMAR water treatment plant revitalises Basra Community Iraq has long been hampered by a failing water system. The devastating 2007 cholera outbreak underlined the desperate need to improve Iraq’s water and sanitation systems. In 2008, UNICEF reported that less than 50% of the country’s population had access to […]

Australian Firm to Manage Field Hospital near Mosul

Australian company Aspen Medical has been contracted by the World Health Organization (WHO) to provide healthcare professionals and hospital management at a 48-bed field hospital south of Mosul in northern Iraq. The field hospital was established by WHO at the urgent request of the Ministry of Health in Iraq. WHO is coordinating a number of […]

Over 170,000 Displaced from West Mosul

The Iraqi Red Crescent Society (IRCS) has announced that more than 170 thousand people have been displaced since the start of operations to liberate West Mosul. In a statement, the IRCS said: “IRCS teams has recorded more than 170 thousand displaced people since the operation of Mosul has launched, as IRCS teams are making extraordinary […]