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

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 […]

Iraq to Build Medical City in Baghdad

The Iraqi government has announced that work has begun on a $350-million project to build an integrated, modern medical complex in Baghdad. Ali al-Allaq [Alallaq] (pictured), secretary-general of the Iraqi cabinet, told Al-Shorfa: "The new 1,200-bed medical city will be built on an area of 100,000 square metres in central Baghdad, near the Tigris River […]

Shimadzu Sells X-ray Equipment to Iraq

By John Lee. Japanese precision equipment maker Shimadzu has won ¥1.5-billion ($17-million) worth of contracts from the Iraqi government. Japan Times reports that the machines — 106 for stomach X-rays and 27 for chest examinations — will be installed at public hospitals in Iraq from February. With the country expected to build new hospitals and […]

WHO Attaining Universal Coverage

The World Health Organization (WHO) completed the first step of assessing alternate means of health financing in Iraq based on social health protection. Health financing is a key area identified for modernization of the health sector in Iraq. The Government has expressed a willingness to engage in a dialogue with the aim of making the […]

The New Iraq: 2013 Discovering Business

This week marks the 150th edition of our Iraq Business News newsletter, and we are delighted to mark the occasion by bringing you a major new guide to business in Iraq. Published by Allurentis, in association with Iraq's National Investment Commission (NIC) and UK Trade & Investment (UKTI), the fourth edition in the annual New […]

Nose Job: Mosul Men go Under Knife for Good Looks

By Saleh Elias. This article was originally published by Niqash. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Business is booming, say cosmetic surgeons in one of Iraq’s most dangerous cities. It’s not just Botox for ladies either. Apparently the biggest increase is in […]

US, Iraq Strategic Framework Fact Sheet

U.S.A. and Republic of Iraq Strategic Framework Fact Sheet: Services, Technology, Environment, and Transportation Ambassador Stephen Beecroft (pictured) and Deputy Prime Minister Salih al-Mutlaq launched the first meeting of the Services, Technology, Environment and Transportation (STET) Joint Coordinating Committee (JCC) under the U.S.-Iraq Strategic Framework Agreement on November 28, 2012 at the Council of Minister's […]

Iraq Hires Indian Nurses to Plug Shortfall

By John Lee. The Times of India reports that dozens of Indian nurses have travelled to Iraq in recent days to plug a shortfall in its hospitals and healthcare facilities. Baghdad's Medical City hospital welcomed 35 Indian nurses, while another 31 arrived to work in Diwaniya. Information on hirings in other provinces was not available. […]