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ICRC expands Humanitarian Ops in Southern Iraq

The ICRC expands its humanitarian operations in southern Iraq The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has inaugurated an office in Nasiriyah, to provide further support to affected populations on physical rehabilitation, mine risk awareness and emergency preparedness. The inauguration of this office, along with existing structures in Najaf and Basra governorates, strengthens the […]

Two Health Centers to be built in Erbil

The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) is building two health centers in Erbil's Sebardan and Farmanbaran neighborhoods which will provide free health services to people. Saman Salman, the media director of the health ministry spoke about the allocated budget and said "the allocated budget for building the health centers is 1.320 billion [Iraqi dinars] and it […]

Iran, Iraq agree on Developing Medical Cooperation

Iranian Health Minister Bahram Einollahi and his Iraqi counterpart Saleh Mahdi Al-Hasnawi have reportedly reached an agreement on developing medical cooperation. The two sides discussed ways to develop joint cooperation in the field of supplying medicine and medical equipment. They also reviewed trip of medical teams, holding joint medical conference, treatment of patients and training […]

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EU allocates additional EUR4m for Vulnerable Iraqis

Iraq: EU allocates additional €4 million in humanitarian funding to help vulnerable facing food insecurity Political instability, climate change, as well as rising food prices, spurred by the drought and further aggravated with the Russia's unprovoked aggression towards Ukraine, has left many vulnerable Iraqis not able to meet their basic needs. The funding announced today […]

Renovation of Neonatal Intensive Care Unit in Erbil

WHO gives fresh momentum to secondary health care services in Kurdistan Iraq The World Health Organization (WHO) in Iraq, in collaboration with the Ministry of Health of the Kurdistan region of Iraq, has just completed the renovation and expansion of a neonatal intensive care unit in the maternity teaching hospital in Erbil. The unit can […]

UNICEF donates $2.5m PPE to Kurdistan

UNICEF donates personal protective equipment worth over $2.5 million to the Ministry of Health of the KRI UNICEF has handed over personal protective equipment (PPE) worth $2.5 million to the Ministry of Health. The ceremony was held in the presence of the Minister of Health of the Kurdistan Region Government, Dr. Saman H. Barzangy, and […]

Moving Medicine in Iraq: Networks Fuelling Everyday Conflict

By Dr Renad Mansour for Chatham House. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Moving medicine in Iraq: Networks fuelling everyday conflict A system involving doctors, pharmacists, political parties, armed groups, and businesspeople fuels corruption and conflict in a medicine supply chain which […]

Fundamental Changes in Kurdistan Pharmaceutical Regulations

Kurdistan Region's medicine market sees fundamental changes in pharmaceutical regulations The Kurdistan Regional Government's (KRG) Ninth Cabinet took effective measures to regulate the medicine market, making fundamental changes in its crackdown on illegal and counterfeit medications imported to the Kurdistan Region. The KRG in 2019 enhanced its efforts to regulate the medicine market and provide […]

Mosul's only Pediatric Hospital Reopens

Taking care of the youngest: Mosul's only pediatric hospital, Ibn al-Atheer, and the University's Kindergarten reopen The newly rehabilitated Ibn al-Atheer Hospital was officially inaugurated by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the Federal Republic of Germany, the Ministry of Health and the Ninewa Governorate. As the only pediatric hospital in Mosul, Ibn al-Atheer will […]

Renovation of Reconstructive Surgery Hospital in Sulaymaniyah

Burn and Reconstructive Surgery Hospital in Sulaymaniyah completes the second phase of its renovation and expansion project The World Health Organization (WHO), in coordination with the Sulaymaniyah Directorate of Health, inaugurated the Burn and Reconstructive Surgery Hospital in the city of Sulaymaniyah in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq after the completion of the second phase […]

Baharka Hospital in Erbil officially opened

On 24 October 22, the Baharka Hospital was inaugurated in Erbil in the north of Iraq by representatives of the Kurdish Regional Government, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and German representatives - including KfW Development Bank. The opening of the hospital will create further urgently needed capacity for the care of patients with airborne […]

Dust Storms and Climate Change hammer Iraq

By Jassim Al-Falahy, Iraqi Minister of Environment, for Newsweek. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Dust Storms, Climate Change Hammer Iraq In Iraq this past spring, the air sometimes was orange. Not the sky, the air. It looked like what I imagine […]