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

Korean Deal to Build Healthcare Info System

By John Lee. Korea’s BIT Computer has said it will build a healthcare information system for the Health Ministry and public health centers in Iraq. The 24-month $260,000 project also includes creating data communications links between the ministry and health centers. The company will work with the Korea International Cooperation Agency as part of an […]

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Basra Children’s Hospital gets New MRI

By Nathan Herring. The installation of a new MRI at the Basra Children’s Hospital in Iraq brings the facility one step closer to diagnosing and treating childhood cancer, one of the leading causes of death in Iraqi children. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Middle East District oversaw the MRI project and the construction […]

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Faruk Group, Acibadem Sign Medical City Deal

A cooperation agreement has been signed with the Acıbadem Healthcare Group towards the management and operations of the Medical City complex, established by the Faruk Group to provide modern healthcare services. As per the agreement made by Faruk Mustafa Rasool, Chairman of the Board of Faruk Group, and Mr Mehmet Ali Aydınlar, Chairman of the […]

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Iraq to Recruit Doctors from Bangladesh

By John Lee. The Bangladeshi Minister for Expatriates’ Welfare and Overseas Employment, Khandker Mosharraf Hossain, has told Dhaka Tribune that the Iraqi Ministry of Health said it wants to recruit 100 anaesthetists. Recruitment will be done under an arrangement with private recruiting agencies, which the minister said would not charge high fees to the candidates […]

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LUKOIL Implements Social Projects in Basra

LUKOIL Mid-East Ltd (operating company of LUKOIL for development of the West Qurna-2 field) has completed another social project in Basra Province. The company supplied modern medical equipment for the central hospital of Madeina municipality adjacent to the field area. The supplied medical equipment includes a blood analyzer, diagnostic equipment for ultrasonograph and cardiograph and […]

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Greek Company wins $26.8m Hospital Deal

By John Lee. Greek company TERNA has reportedly been awarded a $26.8m turnkey contract to construct a 100-bed hospital in Basra. According to Construction Weekly, the design and build project consists of a general hospital covering a built area of 18,000 m2, including 2,000 m2 for a staff residence and 22 rooms for special care. It […]

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Providing Health Care to Syrian Refugees

“The current security situation in Syria, along with the desire to protect my children, forced me to leave my home,” said Samira, a middle-aged Syrian mother who fled home with her four children months ago. “We are living in precarious conditions in a crowded place, but, alhamdulillah, we are safe and healthy, receiving food and […]

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Shaping Good Health for Iraq

From May 27-28, renowned regional and international healthcare experts convened at the Iraq Healthcare Conference 2013 in Erbil, Iraq (Kurdistan Region) to discuss the current state of the Iraqi health system and to develop urgently needed strategies to shape a strong public health system for Iraqi citizens. The Iraqi health system is in pressing need […]

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Maliki Prioritises Health Care

By Omar al-Shaher for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Last week, despite the major political crises that have been ongoing for several months now due to protests against his policies by his opponents, Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki seemed to […]

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Increased Mental Health Care Needed in Iraq

The Iraqi Ministry of Health and its supporters should improve access to mental health care services for a population still reeling from decades of conflict, political instability, and social upheaval, the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) said in a report released today. The report, Healing Iraqis: The Challenges of Providing […]


Iraq’s Growing Healthcare Business

The provision of healthcare is a priority in Iraq, with the government allocating an estimated $5 billion annually to cover it, and creating three committees to work on a new draft healthcare law. So far this year, we’ve seen several initiatives in the sector, including: USAID and the Iraqi Ministry of Health hosting the Second […]


Iran Launches New Clinics in Iraq

By John Lee. The Iranian Red Crescent Society (IRCS) has announed two new clinics in Iraq to provide medical services to Iranian pilgrims visiting the country’s Shiite holy shrines, a medical official announced on Sunday. Iran’s FARS News Agency reports that the hospital in Karbala, specialising in ophthalmology and eye diseases, will be completed in the […]

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