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

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 […]

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 […]

Iraq celebrates World Health Day

Activities across Iraq were held this week marking the World Health Day amid calls for intensified efforts to prevent and control high blood pressure, also known as hypertension, among Iraqi population. Ministry of Health led the Health Day activities emphasizing the importance of this major public health problem which affects about one billion people around […]

US, Iraqi Ministry of Health Sign Agreement

The United States Government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Iraqi Ministry of Health, outlining U.S. support for the Ministry to strengthen its service delivery and overall management. The agreement is part of the U.S. commitment to support efforts by the Government of Iraq to improve […]

US and Health Ministry to Improve Healthcare

The U.S. Embassy, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Iraqi Ministry of Health, hosted the Second Annual Conference of Primary Health Care and Preventive Medicine in Baghdad February 26 – 27. The Iraqi Minister of Health, Dr. Majeed Hamad Ameen, and USAID Deputy Mission Director, David Harden, attended the conference. USAID […]

Iraq Tackles Health Care Reform

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. The Iraqi Ministry of Health is engaged in a study regarding the possibility of enacting a health care law, which is supposed to be the cornerstone of Iraq’s plan to improve […]

Iraq to Build Medical City in Baghdad

The Iraqi government has announced that work has begun on a $350-million project to build an integrated, modern medical complex in Baghdad. Ali al-Allaq [Alallaq] (pictured), secretary-general of the Iraqi cabinet, told Al-Shorfa: “The new 1,200-bed medical city will be built on an area of 100,000 square metres in central Baghdad, near the Tigris River […]

Shimadzu Sells X-ray Equipment to Iraq

By John Lee. Japanese precision equipment maker Shimadzu has won ¥1.5-billion ($17-million) worth of contracts from the Iraqi government. Japan Times reports that the machines — 106 for stomach X-rays and 27 for chest examinations — will be installed at public hospitals in Iraq from February. With the country expected to build new hospitals and […]

WHO Attaining Universal Coverage

The World Health Organization (WHO) completed the first step of assessing alternate means of health financing in Iraq based on social health protection. Health financing is a key area identified for modernization of the health sector in Iraq. The Government has expressed a willingness to engage in a dialogue with the aim of making the […]

The New Iraq: 2013 Discovering Business

This week marks the 150th edition of our Iraq Business News newsletter, and we are delighted to mark the occasion by bringing you a major new guide to business in Iraq. Published by Allurentis, in association with Iraq’s National Investment Commission (NIC) and UK Trade & Investment (UKTI), the fourth edition in the annual New […]