Humanitarian Health Action

WHO Grade 3 emergency

Health services shut down as funding shortfall cripples humanitarian operations in Iraq

4 August 2015 – A severe funding shortfall has led to the closure of 84% of health programmes supported by humanitarian partners, including the World Health Organization (WHO), in Iraq, leaving almost 3 million people without access to urgently needed heath care services.

WHO Grade 3 emergency

Iraq - Urgent funding needed to prevent imminent closure of health care projects in Iraq

One of the 200 wheel chairs donated by WHO to Ameriate Al Fallujah General hospital is being received by one of the hospital’s administrators
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One of the 200 wheel chairs donated by WHO to Ameriate Al Fallujah General hospital is being received by one of the hospital’s administrators

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.

Health in Iraq