Iraq crisis

WHO mobile medical clinics reach displaced persons in Kalar district, Sulaymaniyah governorate, Iraq

16 May 2019, Baghdad, Iraq – More than 8000 internally displaced Iraqis living in camps and villages in Kalar and Kifri districts in Garmian, south-east of the Sulaymaniyah governorate, now have access to basic primary health services provided by WHO-supported mobile medical teams.

A patient arrives at the emergency unit of the primary health care centre in Tal Marak Centre, Telefar, Ninewa

Increasing access to health care for people in areas of return in Ninewa

12 May 2019 – In its efforts to support the Government of Iraq in increasing access to health care for thousands of people who have returned to Ninewa, WHO has established a third primary health care facility in Ninewa governorate to meet the life-saving health needs in Telefar district serving both Zummar and Rabeaa sub-districts.

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WHO sends shipment of kits and medical supplies to Missan governorate

8 April 2019 Baghdad – Responding to the needs of the Directorate of Health in Missan following the recent floods that hit the area, WHO, with the generous support of donors, sent a large consignment of emergency kits and medical supplies on 4 April to support the Directorate, 304 kilometres south east of Baghdad.

Mobile medical clinic supported by  WHO delivers health care services in hard-to-reach areas of Kirkuk

WHO, UNFPA and UNICEF reiterate their commitment to universal health coverage for every person, anywhere, anytime in Iraq

7 April 2019, Baghdad – Today, as the world commemorates World Health Day with the theme, universal health coverage, WHO, UNFPA and UNICEF recommit to supporting the Government of Iraq in ensuring that every person in Iraq has access to quality health care services, in accordance with the Sustainable Development Goal target of achieving universal health coverage by 2030.


Vaccination campaign against measles, mumps and rubella concludes in Iraq

1 April 2019 Baghdad – The Ministry of Health, in collaboration with WHO, completed a 10-day vaccination campaign to immunize children aged from 9 to 59 months in Iraq against measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) from 10 to 24 March 2019.

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