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

Successful Mass Polio Immunization Campaign

A mass polio immunization campaign that was carried out this week in the midst of ongoing violence in Iraq has concluded successfully in all 18 Governorates throughout the country. The campaign was the first national polio vaccination activity since May. The five-day campaign was conducted between 14 and 18 September and was organized by the […]

First-Ever Survey of FGM in Northern Iraq

The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) High Council of Women’s Affairs (HCWA) together with UNICEF, Heartland Alliance International, and Wadi, and in collaboration with UN Women and UNFPA, released this week results of a first-ever ‘knowledge, attitudes and practices’ (KAP) survey on the root causes of female genital mutilation (FGM) in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq […]

Mass Polio Vaccination Campaign

Mass Polio Vaccination Campaign Supported by WHO and UNICEF Kicks Off in Iraq Iraq has launched a polio immunization campaign aiming to protect over four million children under the age of 5 throughout the country against the crippling disease. The four-day campaign, undertaken by the Ministry of Health with the support of WHO and UNICEF, […]

UNICEF Receives Polio Vaccine

UNICEF received one million doses of polio vaccine in Erbil on Saturday, marking the first ever occasion of such a delivery directly to the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KR-I). Following on its recent agreement with the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) to greatly expand immunization efforts in the KR-I, Saturday’s shipment will support the joint UNICEF, […]

AMAR Fights Polio Outbreak in Iraq

AMAR is working alongside Iraq’s Ministry of Health to help fight an outbreak of polio – the first in 14 years — helping the Ministry step up its vaccination campaign to prevent the disease from spreading. On March 30th, officials from the World Health Organisation confirmed a 6 year old boy in Baghdad had contracted […]

Living Conditions in Iraq “Must Improve”

A new review has shown that the health of Iraqis will continue to deteriorate unless there is an improvement in living conditions. Despite enormous investment in Iraq’s health system in the 10 years since the US-led invasion, the health condition of Iraqis has worsened. A review led by Professor Salman Rawaf (pictured) from Imperial College […]

Johnson Controls Wins Major Iraq Order

By John Lee. Johnson Controls, a global multi-industrial company, will supply “YORK” HVAC equipment and building automation solutions for five, 400-bed hospitals in Iraq. The order includes 21 YORK® YK centrifugal chillers, cooling towers, air handling units, and fan coil units. The technologies are designed to work together to deliver more energy and operational savings. […]

Faruk Medical City (FMC) Opens

By John Lee. The new Faruk Medical City (FMC) has been opened in Sulaimaniyah. Build by Faruk Mustafa Rasool, one of the country’s richest men, the facility has 210 beds, with 53 clinics and 24 specialists. Chief medical officer of FMC, Firya Peryadi, said: “Once Iraq had the best doctors and hospitals of the region, but […]

Old Phones, Computers Threaten Public Health

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. E-Waste Comes to Karbala: Old Phones and Computers Threaten Public Health In the relatively prosperous city of Karbala, locals are used to buying cheap mobile phones, then simply throwing them out […]

GSK Investigates Alleged Improper Conduct in Iraq

By John Lee. Bloomberg reports that GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) is investigating allegations of improper conduct in Iraq. The company said: “These allegations relate to a small number of individuals. However, we are investigating whether there has been any improper conduct. We have zero tolerance for unethical or illegal behavior.” The Wall Street Journal reported that Glaxo […]

First Mass Vaccination Since Polio Found in Iraq

Polio vaccination campaigns commenced in Syria, Iraq and Egypt today, aiming to reach more than 20 million children over the next five days. For Iraq, this will be the first nationwide vaccination campaign since a case of polio was confirmed by the Ministry of Health on 30 March in a six-month-old boy from Rusafa, northern […]

Health Ministry: Iraq Needs 56,000 Physicians

By John Lee. Iraq’s Health Ministry has announced the need for 56,000 more doctors, nurses, pharmacists  and other health workers in Iraq in order to reach a target ratio of 10 physicians per 10,000 of the population, according to Aswat al-Iraq. For that target to be reached in the next four years, the Ministry is coordinating […]