Humanitarian Health Action

Iraq - WHO's Emergency Health Response in Iraq

Health workers vaccinate a child against measles in the Duhok during the national vaccination campaign
Dr L Hazim
Health workers vaccinate a child against measles in the Duhok during the national vaccination campaign

2 March 2015 -- The first national polio campaign for 2015 was launched in the country, targeting 5.9 Million children aged 0 month to 5 years. The polio campaign is supported by WHO and UNICEF and it will run for 5 days in the central and southern governorates and 12-15 days in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. WHO continues to support the Federal Ministry of Health in capacity building of the staff working in the Regional Emergency Medicine Training Centre in Baghdad. WHO delivered health equipment to Directorate of Health (DOH) in Duhok, Kirkuk and Sulaymaniyah.