Recent contributions to WHO
Government of Japan
The Government of Japan has generously provided US$ 3 million to support the work of WHO in Iraq. This contribution directly supports life-saving primary and secondary health care services in Duhok and the plains of Ninewa, where more than 600 000 people live, as well as the prevention, early detection and containment of outbreaks in 11 governorates.
King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre
Funding from the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre has allowed WHO to deploy 14 mobile teams to 5 governorates, offering integrated care to populations with no access to health care. In addition, health-facility based teams, including 7 surgical teams, were deployed to provide trauma care in the governorates of Aden, Abyan, Hajjah, Sada’a and Amran, performing almost 8000 lifesaving operations.
Funds were also used to provide lifesaving medicines and medical supplies to hospitals across the country for a total of more than 2 million patients. This includes the provision of supplies to therapeutic feeding centres in 7 governorates, as well as fuel to run hospital generators and 7 ambulances. In addition, WHO treated almost 20 000 malnourished children in Lahj and Hodeida governorates.