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

Iran to Open Medical Univ. in Iraq

By John Lee. Iran’s Minister of Health, Seyed Hassan Hashemi, has announced the opening of a branch of the University of Medical Sciences in Iraq. Following a meeting with Iraq’s Minister of Education, Hasemi said that several deals have been made in the fields of pharmaceuticals, medical facilities, investment in the construction of hospitals and health […]

British Charity Opens Clinic for Refugees

British Charity Opens Medical Clinic for Iraqi Refugees in Najaf The British-Iraqi charity, the AMAR International Charitable Foundation, has opened a clinic in the Iraqi city of Najaf to give medical assistance to the 70,000 refugees who fled to the region from the Islamic State (ISIL/Daesh). The majority of the Internally Displaced People (IDPs) are […]

Govt Spends Millions on Medical Treatment Abroad

By Adnan Abu Zeed for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraqi government spends millions on medical treatment abroad The coordinator of a consulting firm specializing in providing medical treatment in India announced Nov. 15 on his Facebook page that he was coming to Iraq […]

Jordan to Help KRG in Healthcare

By John Lee. The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) is reported to be about to sign a three-year contract with Jordan to improve its healthcare system. KRG Health Minister, Rekawt Hama-Rashid, told BasNews: “We have some projects in the next years such as separating the private sector healthcare from the public sector, and introducing health insurance. […]

Iraq’s Female Nurses Struggle for Equality

By Wassim Bassem for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Social media user Kamal Rahal expressed his wish for Iraqi nurses to “get married and have a happy life” on the “Iraq Nurse” Facebook page. Rahal did not make this wish out of the […]

Iraq Ebola Rumours Unfounded

The Ministry of Health in Iraq, in collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO), has confirmed that there is no suspected case of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in Iraq as of January 5th 2015. On 31 December, 2014, Al-Sabah newspaper, Shafaq news agency and Rudaw online newspaper reported a rumor of EVD cases in Mosul, […]

Noor: Managing an All-Male Team for GE

By Duraid Adnan. This is an extract from an article originally published by Nina Magazine, and is reproduced here with permission. An inclusive working environment is one where everyone feels valued. Individual relationships are of course at the heart of positive partnerships, but the employer must also foster an environment that supports collaboration – between […]

Iran, Iraq to Cooperate on Healthcare

By John Lee. The Managing Director of Iran’s Social Security Organization, Taqi Nourbakhsh, has told Iraqi Health Minister Adilla Hamoud Hussein (pictured) that Iran is ready to cooperate and share its experience with Iraq in the social insurance and healthcare tourism sectors. The Iranian organization operates 73 hospitals and 354 medical treatment centers, serving a […]

Mobile Medical Clinics Arrive in Erbil

The World Health Organization (WHO) and World Food Programme (WFP) have collaborated to deliver eight mobile medical clinics which arrived in Erbil on Sunday. These urgently needed clinics will be immediately deployed to parts of Iraq and Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI). The vehicles, flown in from Amman, Jordan, were procured by WHO and have […]

Rape, Slavery, Hunger Strikes — Kidnapped Yazidi Women

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. Rape, Slavery, Hunger Strikes, Escape Attempts – Iraqi Doctors Tell Of Kidnapped Yazidi Women They Treat [Picture: Yazidi (Yezidi) Temple in northern Iraq.] Three months ago, the extremist group known […]

Indian Banks to help Nurses Returning from Iraq

By John Lee. The State Level Bankers Committee (SLBC) in the Indian state of Kerala has reportedly agreed to the state government’s request to provide benefits to around 500 nurses who have returned from Iraq and Libya. According to a report from The Hindu, the benefits will be in the form of one-time settlements and […]

UN Launches $2.2bn Appeal for Iraq

The United Nations has launched a US$2.2 billion appeal to address the protection and humanitarian needs of 5.2 million people in conflict-affected Iraq. “The needs of the Iraqi people are immense,” Neill Wright, acting Humanitarian Coordinator for Iraq, said in Baghdad. “It’s imperative we step up our efforts.” The third revision of the Strategic Response […]