Humanitarian Health Action

Iraq: New delivery rooms in camps for the internally displaced save the lives of mothers and babies

New delivery rooms in camps for the internally displaced save the lives of mothers and babies

20 January 2016 – Every mother wants the birth of their child to be a positive and joyful memory but current crises have hampered the access of most women to delivery rooms in Al-Habanyia tourist city and Al-Khaldia district in Ramadi City.

Grade 3 emergency

Iraq completes round one of oral cholera vaccination campaign

WHO Iraq

Baghdad, 12 November 2015 – This week, the Government of Iraq, with the support of WHO and UNICEF, completed the first round of the oral cholera vaccination campaign. The campaign has vaccinated 91% of the targeted population the targeted 255 000 Syrian refugees and internally displaced Iraqis across 62 refugee and IDP camps in 13 governorates. The turnout was very high with no refusals or concerns raised regarding the vaccine. A second round will begin in December to administer a second dose to ensure protection against cholera for 5 years or more.

WHO Grade 3 emergency

Vaccination teams work to keep Iraq polio free and combat the spread of cholera

13 October 2015, Baghdad – A nationwide campaign to vaccinate 5.8 million children in Iraq against polio ended on 11 October after a 2-day extension recommended by the Ministry of Health of Iraq to achieve maximum vaccination coverage. The current campaign aims to keep Iraq polio free and also included the dissemination of information to 1.5 million households across the country on how to detect, prevent and treat cholera.

Health in Iraq