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

COVID-19: Iraq announces 10-Day Lockdown

By John Lee. The Iraqi Cabinet on Tuesday approved a recommendation by the Higher Committee for Health and National Safety to impose a 10-day full curfew from May 12th to 22nd, following a rise in COVID-19 infections across the country. All malls, restaurants, cafes, cinemas, event and wedding halls, swimming pools and gyms will be […]

Fire Kills 82 at Baghdad Hospital

By John Lee. A fire at a Baghdad hospital treating COVID-19 patients has killed at least 82 people, and left more than 100 injured. The blaze, at the Ibn Khatib Hospital, was caused on Saturday night when an oxygen tank is said to have exploded. Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi has suspended the Minister of Health, […]

COVID-19 hits Iraqi Labour Market, Enterprises

COVID-19 Dealt Heavy Blows to Iraqi Labour Market, Enterprises in 2020: IOM, FAO, ITC Study In early April, Iraq surpassed 900,000 COVID-19 cases. Necessary efforts to contain the spread of the virus throughout 2020 led to a reduction in economic activity; compounded by pre-existing economic challenges, drops in oil prices and the public health COVID-19 […]

UK's $4m support for Iraq's fight against COVID-19

By John Lee. The United Kingdom has committed GBP 3 million (approximately US$ 4.1 million) to support the Government of Iraq's response to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). With this contribution, the United Kingdom joins 12 international partners in supporting UNDP's COVID-19 rapid health emergency response […]

More Lebanese Doctors leave for Iraq

By Mustafa Saadoun for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. More Lebanese doctors leave for Iraq As Lebanon is sinking deeper into an unprecedented financial and political crisis, many medical doctors are increasingly packing their bags and leaving for […]

Australia provides $1.6m for Women in Iraq

Australia provides AUD 2 million to UNFPA-women and girls interventions in Iraq The Australian Government Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) renewed its commitment to reproductive health and rights of women and girls, and prevention and response to gender-based violence in humanitarian settings. The project will support the work carried out by UNFPA with […]

ICRC issues Annual Report on Iraq

While it continued to respond to needs generated by decades of conflict, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in 2020 dedicated much of its work and efforts to help prevent or slow down the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic and mitigate other risks arising from it. It expanded its support to hospitals, primary […]

Covid-19: Govt amends Curfew, Announces New Measures

By John Lee. The Iraqi Government has issued the following announcement regarding measures to help prevent the spread of COVID-19: A partial curfew will be implemented during the blessed month of Ramadan from 20:00 to 05:00 the following morning for the first three weeks of Ramadan, while allowing restaurants to provide delivery service. A full […]

Iraq Receives First Shipment of Pfizer Vaccine

By John Lee. On Saturday, the Iraqi Ministry of Health announced the arrival of the first batch of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for COVID-19 (coronavirus). It also received another new batch of the Chinese Sinopharm vaccine. The Ministry said it plans to vaccinate 12 million citizens this year. (Source: Govt of Iraq)

Iraqi Kurdistan sticks with AstraZeneca Vaccine

By Adam Lucente for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraq's Kurdistan region sticks with AstraZeneca vaccine, reports no issues Kurdish authorities say they will continue administering the vaccine following the European Union's conclusion that blood clots should be listed […]