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First Mass Vaccination Since Polio Found in Iraq

Polio vaccination campaigns commenced in Syria, Iraq and Egypt today, aiming to reach more than 20 million children over the next five days. For Iraq, this will be the first nationwide vaccination campaign since a case of polio was confirmed by the Ministry of Health on 30 March in a six-month-old boy from Rusafa, northern […]

Health Ministry: Iraq Needs 56,000 Physicians

By John Lee. Iraq's Health Ministry has announced the need for 56,000 more doctors, nurses, pharmacists  and other health workers in Iraq in order to reach a target ratio of 10 physicians per 10,000 of the population, according to Aswat al-Iraq. For that target to be reached in the next four years, the Ministry is coordinating […]

Trade with Sri Lanka up 80%

By John Lee. Trade between Sri Lanka and Iraq has risen 80 percent to $90 million, according to a report from Lanka Business Today. Sri Lanka exported goods valued at $ 89.80 million to Iraq and imported goods valued at $ 0.19 million from Iraq during 2013. Tea was the major export item to Iraq […]

Expatriate Doctors Return to Iraq

By John Lee. The Iraqi Ministry of Health has said that 2,500 expatriate Iraqi doctors have returned home as part of a programme launched last year to bring Iraqi professionals back to the county. Al-Shorfa quotes Deputy Health Minister, Khamees al-Saad, as saying: "The returning doctors are an important asset to Iraq and they were […]


$16m Deal for Cancer Care Solutions

Sweden's Elekta has received an important order from Iraq for state-of-the-art radiation therapy equipment. The deal includes 10 Elekta Synergy Platform linear accelerators (linacs) to be delivered to five Iraqi Ministry of Health sites (two linacs per site): Babil, Basrah, Karbala, Missan and Nasriah. The deal for each site includes treatment planning software (TPS), MOSAIQ […]

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Korean Deal to Build Healthcare Info System

By John Lee. Korea's BIT Computer has said it will build a healthcare information system for the Health Ministry and public health centers in Iraq. The 24-month $260,000 project also includes creating data communications links between the ministry and health centers. The company will work with the Korea International Cooperation Agency as part of an […]

Basra Children’s Hospital gets New MRI

By Nathan Herring. The installation of a new MRI at the Basra Children’s Hospital in Iraq brings the facility one step closer to diagnosing and treating childhood cancer, one of the leading causes of death in Iraqi children. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Middle East District oversaw the MRI project and the construction […]

Faruk Group, Acibadem Sign Medical City Deal

A cooperation agreement has been signed with the Acıbadem Healthcare Group towards the management and operations of the Medical City complex, established by the Faruk Group to provide modern healthcare services. As per the agreement made by Faruk Mustafa Rasool, Chairman of the Board of Faruk Group, and Mr Mehmet Ali Aydınlar, Chairman of the […]

Iraq to Recruit Doctors from Bangladesh

By John Lee. The Bangladeshi Minister for Expatriates’ Welfare and Overseas Employment, Khandker Mosharraf Hossain, has told Dhaka Tribune that the Iraqi Ministry of Health said it wants to recruit 100 anaesthetists. Recruitment will be done under an arrangement with private recruiting agencies, which the minister said would not charge high fees to the candidates […]

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 […]