Humanitarian Health Action

Iraq: Health authorities, WHO and health cluster partners setting up medical services

Inspection of a warehouse in Duhok where supplies provided by WHO are stored before distribution to the hospitals and health facilities.
WHO/A. Rahman
Inspection of a warehouse in Duhok where supplies provided by WHO are stored before distribution to the hospitals and health facilities.

10 November 2014 -- WHO is working with health authorities in Salahaldeen province to restore basic health services in areas reporting limited medical, surgical and obstetric services due to the closure of hospitals. In Erbil health authorities, WHO and health cluster partners are working towards setting up mobile medical services for the newly opened internally displaced persons camp (IDP) in Ainkawa mall. In October 5.6 million under 5 years old children has been vaccinated against polio. Inaccessibility in parts of Nenawa, Anbar, Sinjar and Bagdad made it challenging to vaccinate children in the areas.

Iraq health situation - Saudi Arabia supports WHO's response

20 August 2014 – Humanitarian health services in Iraq have received a much-needed boost through a $US 49 million grant provided by Saudi Arabia to WHO for its response to the health crisis facing millions of people affected by the ongoing conflict in Iraq. The support complements much needed donations from multiple partners to help WHO and our health partners to scale up its response to disease outbreaks, malnutrition, medicine shortages and overburdened hospitals and clinics.

Health in Iraq