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

AMAR builds new Women's Hospital in Basra

With the help of generous donors, the AMAR International Charitable Foundation has constructed and partly equipped a brand new charitable Paediatric / Maternity / Womens Hospital in Basra. The hospital will serve over 100,000 living in Shatt Al-Arab, an area near Basra under-served by existing medical services. There are more than 22,000 women in the […]

Inaugural Flight from Hyderabad to Baghdad

By John Lee. GMR Hyderabad International Airport Ltd. (GHIAL) inaugurated the maiden direct flight service from Hyderabad to Baghdad on Sunday. According to a press release, Fly Baghdad's maiden flight IF 462 took off at 15.17 hours from Hyderabad International Airport. The flight will operate between Hyderabad and Baghdad twice a week, on Sundays and […]

KRG launches new Tendering Process for Medicines

By John Lee. The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) has announced a new tendering process for medicines. According to a statement from the KRG, the new system will stabilise the price of 230 different medications. KRG Prime Minister Masrour Barzani commented: "Through transparent contracts, we will provide our citizens with better quality medicine at a lower […]

WFP Iraq Country Brief, July 2022

In Numbers 256,176 people assisted in July 2022 US$3.2 m cash-based transfers made US$44.2 m six months (August 2022-Jan 2023) net funding requirements Operational Updates In July, WFP provided cash and food assistance to 184,091 internally displaced persons (IDPs), 68,725 refugees, and 3,360 people from vulnerable communities through resilience building initiatives. In early July 2022, […]

Heatwave in Iraq: Concern for Workers in 50C Heat

Effective measures are needed to ensure adequate Occupational Safety and Health for workers during extreme heat in Iraq With temperatures in Iraq soaring up to 50 degrees Celsius [122 degrees Fahrenheit] in recent weeks, the ILO in Iraq is calling on its tripartite partners - the government, employers' and workers' organizations - to ensure that […]

MSF in Iraq annual report 2021

The effects of years of conflict and instability are still felt in Iraq, more evidently in regions that witnessed fighting between the Islamic State (IS) group and the Iraqi-led coalition. In 2021, Iraq continued to be severely affected by COVID-19, with the country experiencing its second and third COVID-19 waves, each recording a higher number […]

$25m agreement for Medical Waste Management in Iraq

Ministry of Health and UNDP partner to address medical waste management challenges under $25m agreement The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Iraq has signed a US$25 million agreement with Iraq's Ministry of Health (MoH) to strengthen medical waste management in the country. The agreement is part of the $100 million Iraq Covid-19 Vaccination Project […]

Scramble to Contain new Animal Virus Outbreak

By Adnan Abu Zeed for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraqi health authorities scramble to contain new animal virus outbreak Viral hemorrhagic fever is spread by contact with animals and can constitute a "public health emergency of international […]

WHO provides Medical Supplies for recent Cholera Outbreak

WHO Provides Sulaymaniyah with urgent medical supplies to prepare for and respond to the recent Cholera outbreak The World Health Organization (WHO) dispatched an urgent consignment of medicines and medical supplies to Sulaymaniyah governorate in the (KR-I) to support the Regional Ministry of Health in KR-I step up its response to the sudden cholera outbreak […]

First National Conference to Address Early Marriage in Iraq

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), and the Council of Ministers Secretariat (COMSEC), in partnership with the Women Empowerment Department (WED), and support from the United Kingdom, Sweden, France and Canada, organised a two-day conference to address early marriage in Iraq. The conference, which took place on 11-12 June, recognised the alarming situation with early […]