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

Video: Angelina Jolie visits Devastated Mosul

From AFP. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. UNHCR Special Envoy Angelina Jolie visits West Mosul, less than a year after the city’s liberation. The visit marks Jolie’s 61st mission – and her fifth visit to Iraq – with the UN Refugee […]

Investment Opportunity: Pharmaceutical Plant in Samarra

By John Lee. The National Investment Commission (NIC), and the State Company for Drugs and Medical Appliances, have announced an opportunity to invest in the rehabilitation, modernization and operation of the Samarra drugs plant. In a statement, the NIC said: “It invites reliable Arab and foreign companies directly or their agents – not mediator or […]

Iraq Humanitarian Fund helps WFP Logistics

The Logistics Cluster, led by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), has welcomed a generous contribution of US$860,000 from the Iraq Humanitarian Fund (IHF). The Cluster facilitates the movement of humanitarian supplies including food, medicines and even ambulances on behalf of the entire humanitarian community in Iraq. “This contribution is perfectly aligned with the […]

Running to Support AMAR’s Work in Iraq

By Padraig O’Hannelly. Hussein Al-Alak (pictured below) will run the Manchester 10k on Sunday on behalf of the AMAR International Charitable Foundation. He commented: “It’s the only charity in the United Kingdom that supports health, education and, more importantly, mental health programmes, in Iraq … “You’ve got a lot of amazing causes [in the race] and […]

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Running for the Children of Iraq

Bright and early last Saturday morning, runners in the Washington, DC area took off when the starting gun fired. It was the sixth annual IN THEIR SHOES 5K for Iraq’s most vulnerable children.  This year, for the first time, the US-based 5K was joined by a “sister” 5K in Basra, Iraq, hosted by BP. Veterans, Iraqi-Americans, diplomats, businesses, children, […]

Video: AMAR’S Clinic for IDPs in Najaf

From the AMAR International Charitable Foundation. Baroness Nicholson visits Najaf to mark the continuing success of AMAR’s busy public health clinic: Please click here to help AMAR in their valuable work in Iraq.

An Urgent Call to Action: Run. Give. Volunteer.

The Iraqi Children Foundation (ICF) has appealed for runners and doners for its annual run in Alexandria, Virginia. “More than 4 million children have been impacted by extreme violence in several areas including in Ninewa and al-Anbar.  Last year alone, 270 children were killed.  Many were robbed of their childhood, forced to fight on the frontlines.   […]

Former PwC Partner joins AMAR Management Team

By Robert Cole. Chris Frost, the Chairman of the AMAR International Charitable Foundation’s Finance Committee, has retired from the position after five years at the helm. Since he began his Chairmanship, Mr Frost has skilfully overseen AMAR’s already excellent financial arrangements. A frequent visitor to Iraq and the wider Middle East region during his many years […]

AMAR Foundation Strenghtens Financial Committee

The Board of the AMAR International Charitable Foundation is to expand and strengthen its Finance Committee. It will now be chaired by leading financial businessman and AMAR supporter, Mr Michael Boardman. The present Chairman, Mr Chris Frost is standing down, but will continue to advise AMAR in a different capacity. Jonathan Ayres, the Chief Financial Officer […]

2018 Humanitarian Plans for Iraq Launched

On 6 March, the Government of Iraq as well as the United Nations and its partners launched their 2018 plans for Iraq – the Plan for Relief, Shelter and Stabilization of Displaced People, and the Humanitarian Response Plan. With the end of large-scale military offensives in late 2017, many families have been returning and are […]

Investments in Health can contribute to Peace Dividends

In the lead-up to the Kuwait International Conference for Reconstruction of Iraq, the World Health Organization (WHO) calls on the international community to further invest in Iraq’s devastated health sector. In Anbar, Ninewa, Salah Al Din, and Kirkuk, 14 hospitals and more than 170 health facilities were damaged or destroyed in the three-year conflict. Water […]

UNICEF needs $17m to Rebuild Health Facilities for Children

Warning about the “alarming” state of Iraq’s healthcare system, especially in war-ravaged areas in and around Mosul, the United Nations children’s agency has stepped up its support to help the Government provide critical medical services so that children and families affected by violence and displacement can resume their lives. With less than 10 per cent […]