Humanitarian Health Action

WHO Grade 3 Emergency

Health Cluster meets in Salah al-Din governorate to map the emergency health response to the anticipated influx from Mosul

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5 September 2016 – In light of the unfolding humanitarian situation in Salah al-Din governorate and the expected influx of internally displaced persons from Mosul with the start of military operations there, WHO held the first Health Cluster meeting at Salah al-Din Directorate of Health in Tikrit, capital of the governorate. The aim was to discuss ways to strengthen the coordination mechanism between the health partners working in the governorate and their response to the urgent health needs of internally displaced persons in Beji and Sharqat districts.

WHO Grade 3 emergency

Iraq: With the support of partners, WHO opens second PHC centre in Ashti camp, Sulaymaniyah

WHO Iraq

Baghdad, 02 August 2016 – WHO officially opened a new primary health care (PHC) centre in Ashti internally displaced person (IDP) camp in Sulayaniyah, Iraq. The facility will be run by Emergency International, a WHO-implementing partner using the generous financial contribution provided by the Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance and European Union Humanitarian Aid.

Health in Iraq