Health situation in Iraq

March-June 2003

Photo of children selling looted medicines
Selling looted medicines


Briefings archive

Disease outbreaks

19 June 2003
Cholera - update
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Press releases on Iraq

2 May 2003
A simple but ambitious plan: $20 million to jump start the Iraqi Health System
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29 March 2003
Iraq needs $325 million for emergency health care, says World Health Organization. The people of Iraq are in urgent need of better health care and their situation is deteriorating by the day.
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Related links

Iraq conflict: potential impact on health
Compilation of health information from sources including the Iraqi Ministry of Health, WHO and other UN agencies

Emergency and humanitarian action
Health situation reports, technical guidance

Communicable disease toolkit for Iraq crisis
Guidelines and standards for the control of communicable diseases and potential epidemic threats faced during the Iraq crisis

Mental health in emergencies [pdf, 73kb] | Arabic version [pdf, 551kb]
Mental and social aspects of populations exposed to extreme stressors

Promoting optimal feeding of infants and young children during emergencies, with special reference to the situation in Iraq [pdf, 100kb]
An aide-memoire

Iraq country page
Health information, statistics and contact details


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