Tag Archives | World Health Organization (WHO)

Awareness is Key to Flattening COVID-19 Curve

Awareness is key to flattening the COVID-19 curve in Iraq The World Health Organization (WHO), in collaboration with the Ministry of Health of Iraq, today began a major COVID-19 awareness-raising campaign targeting people living in high-risk and heavily affected areas in the Iraqi capital Baghdad. The campaign will mobilize more than 250 community volunteers to […]

WHO: Iraq Lockdown Decision "Necessary"

The World Health Organization (WHO) in Iraq is urging Iraqis to follow the instructions of the health authorities to contain the spread of COVID-19 after a rise in infections, stressing that the re-introduction of a complete lockdown in Iraq was a necessary measure in the fight against the virus. WHO Representative in Iraq, Dr. Adham […]

Early COVID-19 Preparation Saved Lives in Iraq

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, the World Health Organization (WHO) has fought the pandemic with every tool at its disposal to save lives and support countries with limited COVID-19 response capacity, including Iraq. WHO and Iraqi health authorities proactively coordinated a comprehensive response to the pandemic as early as January 2020. WHO Iraq […]

UNAMI: Individual Responsibility Essential to Confront COVID-19

The United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) applauds the Iraqi government's leadership and decisive response to the COVID-19 outbreak at a time when it is also confronting separate crises, including social unrest and an unprecedented economic downturn. The UN commends the determination shown by local, regional and national authorities to contain the virus, as […]

Psychological First Aid Training in Iraq

WHO conducts remote psychological first aid training in Iraq to address COVID-19 stigma and discriminatory Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, people have been experiencing varying degrees of fear, concern, anxiety and stress which requires psychological support to enable them to cope better with the challenges they are facing. In Iraq, WHO identified groups […]

Iraq Produces COVID-19 Laboratory Supplies

Iraq produces COVID-19 laboratory supplies to more rapidly test cases In cooperation with the World Health Organization (WHO), the COVID-19 Crisis Cell of Basrah University in southern Iraq has successfully produced urgently needed laboratory supplies to speed up testing of suspected cases. The global demand on supplies and equipment to fight COVID-19 has created a […]

The Fight to Contain COVID-19 in Iraq

Over the past few years, Iraq's health system has faced many challenges, including internal conflict and the world's biggest mass displacement in 2014-2016, all of which had a tough toll on an already fragile health system. With the detection of COVID-19 in China in December 2019, WHO immediately initiated preparedness efforts, and arranged a series […]

WHO visits Iraq to step up COVID-19 Response

WHO technical mission visits Iraq to step up COVID-19 detection and response activities A high-level technical mission from the World Health Organization (WHO) concluded a visit to Iraq to support the Iraqi Ministry of Health response to COVID-19 (coronavirus) prevention and containment measures. The mission, which comprised experts from the Regional Office for the Eastern […]

COVID-19 Preventive Measures during Gatherings in Iraq

COVID-19 preventive measures during mass gatherings discussed with religious leaders and health officials in Iraq As millions are expected to visit Iraq in the coming month for religious events, WHO is working with religious leaders and health officials to discuss necessary preventive measures to improve planning for mass gathering events during visits to holy sites […]

3.1m Iraqi Children to be Vaccinated against Polio

More than 3.1 million Iraqi children to be vaccinated against polio Health authorities in Iraq in partnership with the World Health Organization (WHO) and UNICEF have launched a campaign to reach more than 3.1 million children under five years of age with lifesaving polio vaccinations. The five-day campaign aims to target children in 65 districts […]

New US Contribution to Health Services in Iraq

The World Health Organization (WHO) welcomes a new contribution of US$24 million from the US Agency for International Development’s Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID-OFDA) to strengthen primary, secondary and preventive health services in conflict-affected governorates in Iraq. Access to improved life-saving health services will be ensured for approximately 3.5 million beneficiaries in seven governorates […]

New Career Opportunities in Iraqi Kurdistan

By John Lee. The United Nations has advertised new positions in Iraqi Kurdistan: MEAL Coordinator, Première Urgence Internationale (PUI) Human Resources Officer, Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) Electricity Management Consultant, Development Alternatives, Inc. (DAI) Security Assistant, WFP - World Food Programme Travel Protocol Assistant, WHO - World Health Organization Team Leader- Livelihoods, Danish Refugee Council (DRC) […]