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Medair begins Emergency Healthcare for Refugees in Iraq

Over 10,000 refugees from North East Syria have fled across the border into Iraq following ongoing military operations. Medair in Iraq has deployed a mobile medical team to Dohuk Governorate and begun delivering emergency health services to the refugees crossing into Iraq, 75% of whom the UNHCR estimates are women and children. In coordination with […]

MSF providing Care in Iraq to Syrian Refugees

By John Lee. Doctors Without Borders /Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has issued a statement on the situation along the Iraq-Syria border: As people continue to flee conflict in northeast Syria for Iraq, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has launched medical activities at one site receiving refugees in Iraq along the border with Syria and has assessed […]

IBBC establishes Health Sector Table

By John Lee. The Iraq Britain Business Council (IBBC) has announced that it has established a Health Sector Table. This Table will be chaired by Professor David Kerr, Rhodes Professor of Clinical Pharmacology and Cancer Therapeutics, and Head of Department of Clinical Pharmacology at Oxford University. It is being supported by the Iraqi Minister of […]

US gives $2.5m for Syrian Refugees in Iraq

The World Health Organization (WHO) extends its gratitude to the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration (BPRM) for the generous contribution of US$ 2.5 million to increase the health security and resilience of Syrian refugees living in Iraq. In 2018, Iraq continued to host Syrian refugees. It is estimated that about […]

Australian Firm to Manage Field Hospital near Mosul

Australian company Aspen Medical has been contracted by the World Health Organization (WHO) to provide healthcare professionals and hospital management at a 48-bed field hospital south of Mosul in northern Iraq. The field hospital was established by WHO at the urgent request of the Ministry of Health in Iraq. WHO is coordinating a number of […]

Corruption Blamed for Imports of Bad Food and Medicine

By Wassim Bassem for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News.  Probe blames corruption for imports of bad food, medicine in Iraq Iraq’s parliament is investigating allegations that corruption and fraud at border crossings involving “influential entities” have led to […]

Health Crisis in the making as Doctors flee Iraq

By Wilson Fache for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News.  On Oct. 10, the Iraqi president approved a law passed by the parliament to provide comprehensive support to doctors in order to prevent the massive emigration in this sector and […]

Report Buyer Release Health Sector Overview

By Simon Kent. Business intelligence and market survey company Reportbuyer  have released an overview of Iraq’s growing healthcare sector, focusing on surgical procedures and related appliances. The report profiles the major industry players involved in Iraq’s health sector, noting, “Despite experiencing frequent insurgency attacks and unrest, Iraq is emerging as an economic player and a regional powerhouse. […]

Belarus, Iraq in Talks on Healthcare

By John Lee. The Ambassador of Belarus to Turkey and Iraq (non-resident), Andrei Savinykh, is paying a working visit to Baghdad this week. On 1 July he held meetings with Iraqi Minister of Health, Adila Hammoud Hussein, and with the Iraqi Foreign Ministry. During the meeting with Adila Hammoud Hussein the parties discussed the possibility […]

Health Rights for Women in Iraq

Report first published in nina-iraq.com, the magazine for Iraqi women everywhere. By Suaad Allami, a leading Iraqi women’s human rights lawyer, US State Department International Women of Courage Award Recipient 2009, and Vital Voices Global Leadership Awards winner 2014. Based in Baghdad, Suaad founded the Iraqi NGO, Women for Progress, in 2007. Health rights in […]

Quality Health Care for Women in Iraq

Report first published in nina-iraq.com, the magazine for Iraqi women everywhere. In the first of a series of articles around the importance of addressing women’s health issues Hawra Abu Gulal, an Iraqi specialist in nutrition and public health, based in the UK, explores access to health for Iraq – set within a global context. Next […]