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Iraq Hires Indian Nurses to Plug Shortfall

By John Lee. The Times of India reports that dozens of Indian nurses have travelled to Iraq in recent days to plug a shortfall in its hospitals and healthcare facilities. Baghdad’s Medical City hospital welcomed 35 Indian nurses, while another 31 arrived to work in Diwaniya. Information on hirings in other provinces was not available. […]

US, KRG Sign Agreement for Cooperation on Health

On September 25, the U.S. Government, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Kurdish Regional Government’s (KRG) of Iraq Ministries of Health and Planning supporting the KRG’s efforts to improve primary health care, as called for under the U.S. – Iraq Strategic Framework Agreement. The […]

Seminar sets out how Kurdish Students are Supported in UK

Students on the Kurdistan Regional Government’s scholarship programme in the UK last week made presentations about their academic research and heard about the support that the KRG UK Representation provides to students at a seminar hosted by the Kurdistan Medical and Scientific Federation. The KMSF hosted the event at Aston University in Birmingham in what […]

Iraq: Pick a Sector

We all know oil and gas are the drivers of Iraq’s economy and will fuel the development of the country, but it would be a mistake to think that all the investment in Iraq will go into energy-related infrastructure. Taking a totally unrelated sector as an example, healthcare in Iraq has received massive funding and […]

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Managing a Crisis

Crisis management When it was announced that the Arab League summit would take place in Baghdad, many leaders expressed concerns for the safety of the event. Now, several months later, the tables have turned in the Middle East, and some of those leaders are facing a much more hazardous situation at home. It has been […]

Iraq to Spend $1.5bn on Medicine and Medical Equipment

The Iraqi minister of health, Majid Hama-Amin, told AKnews that his ministry has allocated $1.5 billion [1.8 trillion Iraqi dinars] to purchasing medicine and medical equipment in 2011. Khalis Qadr, the spokesman for Kurdistan Health Ministry, told AKnews that the Region will also share in this allocation. The medicine especially for the chronic diseases will be […]

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Salahaddin Allocates $34m to Health Sector

Salahaddin [Salah ad Din] provincial council has allocated 40 billion Iraqi dinars ($34.4m) to the development of the health sector in the province. Ammar Yusuf, the deputy chairman of the council, told AKnews that they decided to allocate this amount to support the health sector, contribute to health projects and address the deficiencies that exist […]

New $5.6m Hospital for Wassit

Wasit Investment Commission has announced that it granted its first investment licence within the health sector to an Iraqi company for the construction of a private hospital at a cost of around 6.5 billion Iraqi Dinars [$5.6m]. The new 100-bed hospital is to be equipped under the supervision of engineers from the investment board and […]

USAID Allocates $80m to Iraqi Health Sector

A Kurdish official has reported that USAID, the United States Agency for International Development, has allocated $80 million to develop the health sector in Iraq. Speaking to AKnews on Tuesday, Khalis Qadir, spokesman for Kurdistan’s Health Ministry, said USAID announced the allocation on Monday  in a conference in Tikrit, 140 km northwest of Baghdad. The […]

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