Monday, 07 April 2014 12:56

World Health Day

Baghdad, Iraq, April 7, 2014. With the slogan: “Small bite, big threat”, The World Health Organization (WHO) celebrates the World Health Day on the 7th of April 2014 focusing on the serious threat of vector-borne diseases and emphasizing the importance of vector control and availability of safe water, sanitation and hygiene.

Baghdad, 9 April, 2013 (WHO) - Activities across Iraq were held today marking the World Health Day amid calls for intensified efforts to prevent and control high blood pressure, also known as hypertension, among Iraqi population. Ministry of Health led the Health Day activities emphasizing the importance of this major public health problem which affects about one billion people around the world in general and four million Iraqis alone.

World TB Day provides the opportunity to raise the awareness of Syrian refugees in Domiz camp in north Iraq about TB-related problems and solutions
Basra, 24 March 2013 (WHO) – Iraq joined the rest of the world in commemorating World TB Day 2013 under the slogan of “Stop TB in My Lifetime”. The campaign aims to promote bold action and an ambitious approach to TB control.

Safe Blood Saves Lives”: In the last few years, the Government of Iraq has taken the strategic decision to strengthen blood transfusion services (BTS) as part of its commitment to improve the overall efficiency and effectiveness of health care system, particularly the timely responsiveness of Emergency Medical Services to reduce health consequences of emergencies, crises and conflicts and save avoidable losses of lives. 

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Baghdad- The World Health Organization completed the first step of assessing alternate means of health financing in Iraq based on social health protection.
Health financing is a key area identified for modernization of the health sector in Iraq. The Government has expressed a willingness to engage in a dialogue with the aim of making the Iraqi health system more efficient and equitable based on a social health protection model.

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