Iraqi health system in crisis:
This article was originally published in Clinica
Iraq is facing a total breakdown of its healthcare system, says Dr Hiroshi Nakajima, director-general of the World Health Organisation. Following a WHO delegation visit in late February, Dr Nakajima reported that beside a lack of medication, basic medical materials such as single-use syringes, bandages and dressings are not available. Equipment breakdown is also a major problem, caused by erratic electrical current and lack of spare parts.
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