UN Health and Nutrition Cluster for Iraq
Concept Paper on the 2006 – 2007 Strategic Direction and Funding Needs
The purpose of this concept paper is to provide the donor community with a brief on the strategic direction that the UN Health Cluster for Iraq will pursue in 2006 and 2007, in order to effectively support the Iraqi Government, in particular the Ministry of Health and other key ministries, in addressing the priority health needs for Iraq.
The UN Health Cluster consists of WHO, UNICEF, UNFPA, WFP, UNDP, UNIDO, UNEP, IOM, UNIFEM and UNOPS. The UN Health Cluster Coordinator is WHO and the Deputy Cluster Coordinator is UNICEF. The Iraqi Ministry of Health is the key partner of the Cluster, but the Cluster also has strong linkages with entities such as the Ministry of Environment, Ministry of Municipalities and Public Works, the Iraqi Health Sector Working Group and others.