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Health Consequences of the Iraq War

Uploaded on Jun 25, 2009
Dr. F.A. Al-Alusi, Chair of Internal Medicine at Baghdad University, and Dr. Eric Stover, Director of the Human Rights Center at the UC Berkeley School of Public Health, examine the health consequences of the Iraq War on combatants and civilians. [6/2009] [Public Affairs] [Health and Medicine] [Professional Medical Education] 

World Health Organization Covers Up Iraq War Crimes

Published on Oct 21, 2013
: Abby Martin calls attention to the gross underestimation of Iraq War casualties, and calls out the WHO over a report that blatantly covers up the connection between the use of depleted uranium by occupation forces and congenital birth defects among Iraqis.

Iraqi Physician Brain Drain in Prolonged Conflict 88-98

Brain Drain can also be defined as an emigration of trained and talented individuals from other nations or jurisdictions, due to conflict, lack of opportunity or health hazards where they are currently working and living. Few countries in the world are unaffected by brain drain of healthcare staff as destination or source countries.  Destination countries receive net flows of professionals while source countries lose their professionals, and as we will see in acute Brain Drain in Iraq, at a precipitous cost to the Public Health of Iraqis.


 

Dahr Jamail on Iraqi Hospitals

rain Drain can also be defined as an emigration of trained and talented individuals from other nations or jurisdictions, due to conflict, lack of opportunity or health hazards where they are currently working and living. Few countries in the world are unaffected by brain drain of healthcare staff as destination or source countries. Destination countries receive net flows of professionals while source countries lose their professionals, and as we will see in acute Brain Drain in Iraq, at a precipitous cost to the Public Health of Iraqis.

Iraq President Suddam Hussein Handbook - Page 245

HEALTH AND NUTRITION It is the weakest and most vulnerable who suffer from sanctions young children, pregnant ... UNICEF statistics (Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS) carried out by Iraq's Central Statistical Organisation) from ...

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Iraq: Issues, Historical Background, Bibliography - Page 62

Iraq: Issues, Historical Background, Bibliography

Anca Carrington, Kenneth Katzman, Alfred B. Prados - 2003 - Preview
Iraq's health ministry figures indicate that 57,000 children under five die each year. UNICEF statistics (which are generally provided by governments) as published in the State of the World's Children, show an under five mortality rate of 122 in ...

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Iraqi medical education under the intellectual embargo

lancetIraq's health services have declined substantially since the Gulf War and the imposition of United Nations sanctions.1-7 However, the impact of sanctions on the flow of medical and scientific information has received little attention. Iraq was essentially cut off from all outside medical information in 1990 w

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Baghdad Effects of sanctions on Iraq's health professionals

The Lancet 19 April 1997lancet

 Adnan Zaki is a medical registrar at a Baghdad teaching hospital. When he is not working, he should be studying for the Arab Board examination, but most of his spare time is spent working as a welder and a knife grinder in order to sup-plement his meagre wage. Because of the dire economic situation of the country, the Iraqi dinar is now almost worthless and Zaki's monthly salary of 3000 dinar is currently worth only US$2·5. He is forced to supplement this income in any way he can. He now evades ...
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The deteriorating health situation in Iraq

The Lancet,, 2 June 2007
The health situation in Iraq is deteriorating on almost every level. In this week's issue, two doctors from Basrah describe how insulin is unavailable because it is not safe to distribute it. Last month the first cases of cholera were reported. And in an interview with the non-governmental organisation Doctors for Iraq, Khaled Mahmud, head of resident doctors in Samarra General Hospital, described how power outages prevented the use of all the medical appliances in the hospital.
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Morbidity and mortality among families in Iraq

The Lancet  19 January 2008lancet

How unfortunate that comment on the Iraq Family Health Survey (IFHS) Report, released by WHO on Jan 9, has sparked such a heated and distracting debate on estimates of civilian mortality. The shocking figure of 151 000 violent deaths between March, 2003, and June, 2006, is of the same order of magnitude as a previous figure and serves to confirm that far too many civilians have been killed during the US-led occupation. The sooner this fact is accepted, the sooner the crucial issue of rebuilding the shattered lives that lie behind such numbers can begin.

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