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

LUKOIL Implements Social Projects in Basra

LUKOIL Mid-East Ltd (operating company of LUKOIL for development of the West Qurna-2 field) has completed another social project in Basra Province. The company supplied modern medical equipment for the central hospital of Madeina municipality adjacent to the field area. The supplied medical equipment includes a blood analyzer, diagnostic equipment for ultrasonograph and cardiograph and […]

Greek Company wins $26.8m Hospital Deal

By John Lee. Greek company TERNA has reportedly been awarded a $26.8m turnkey contract to construct a 100-bed hospital in Basra. According to Construction Weekly, the design and build project consists of a general hospital covering a built area of 18,000 m2, including 2,000 m2 for a staff residence and 22 rooms for special care. It […]

Providing Health Care to Syrian Refugees

“The current security situation in Syria, along with the desire to protect my children, forced me to leave my home,” said Samira, a middle-aged Syrian mother who fled home with her four children months ago. “We are living in precarious conditions in a crowded place, but, alhamdulillah, we are safe and healthy, receiving food and […]

Shaping Good Health for Iraq

From May 27-28, renowned regional and international healthcare experts convened at the Iraq Healthcare Conference 2013 in Erbil, Iraq (Kurdistan Region) to discuss the current state of the Iraqi health system and to develop urgently needed strategies to shape a strong public health system for Iraqi citizens. The Iraqi health system is in pressing need […]

Maliki Prioritises Health Care

By Omar al-Shaher for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Last week, despite the major political crises that have been ongoing for several months now due to protests against his policies by his opponents, Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki seemed to […]

Increased Mental Health Care Needed in Iraq

The Iraqi Ministry of Health and its supporters should improve access to mental health care services for a population still reeling from decades of conflict, political instability, and social upheaval, the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) said in a report released today. The report, Healing Iraqis: The Challenges of Providing […]


Iraq's Growing Healthcare Business

The provision of healthcare is a priority in Iraq, with the government allocating an estimated $5 billion annually to cover it, and creating three committees to work on a new draft healthcare law. So far this year, we've seen several initiatives in the sector, including: USAID and the Iraqi Ministry of Health hosting the Second […]


Iran Launches New Clinics in Iraq

By John Lee. The Iranian Red Crescent Society (IRCS) has announed two new clinics in Iraq to provide medical services to Iranian pilgrims visiting the country's Shiite holy shrines, a medical official announced on Sunday. Iran's FARS News Agency reports that the hospital in Karbala, specialising in ophthalmology and eye diseases, will be completed in the […]

Iraq celebrates World Health Day

Activities across Iraq were held this week marking the World Health Day amid calls for intensified efforts to prevent and control high blood pressure, also known as hypertension, among Iraqi population. Ministry of Health led the Health Day activities emphasizing the importance of this major public health problem which affects about one billion people around […]

US, Iraqi Ministry of Health Sign Agreement

The United States Government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Iraqi Ministry of Health, outlining U.S. support for the Ministry to strengthen its service delivery and overall management. The agreement is part of the U.S. commitment to support efforts by the Government of Iraq to improve […]

US and Health Ministry to Improve Healthcare

The U.S. Embassy, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Iraqi Ministry of Health, hosted the Second Annual Conference of Primary Health Care and Preventive Medicine in Baghdad February 26 - 27. The Iraqi Minister of Health, Dr. Majeed Hamad Ameen, and USAID Deputy Mission Director, David Harden, attended the conference. USAID […]

Iraq Tackles Health Care Reform

By Omar al-Shaher for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. The Iraqi Ministry of Health is engaged in a study regarding the possibility of enacting a health care law, which is supposed to be the cornerstone of Iraq's plan to improve […]