Ministry of Health, WHO and partners step up response to cholera outbreak in Iraq
20 September 2015, Baghdad – Under the provision of the International Health Regulations (IHR 2005), the Ministry of Health of Iraq, in consultation with WHO, declared a cholera outbreak in governorates of Najaf, Diwaniya, and parts of west Baghdad on 15 September 2015, and announced a stepping up of measures to stop transmission and prevent further spread of the disease.
Iraq - Urgent funding needed to prevent imminent closure of health care projects in Iraq
28 June 2015 -- WHO delivered 200 oxygen bottles, 10 000 sterile surgical gowns and 200 wheel chairs to Ameriyat Al-Fallujah General hospital to respond to the high numbers of IDPs seeking health services. In Kirkuk WHO supported eight mobile medical teams (MMTs) provided therapeutic and preventive services to IDPs and host community hard to reach areas.