Health Services 

Mortality before and after the 2003 invasion of Iraq: cluster sample survey


Les Roberts, Riyadh Lafta, Richard Garfield, Jamal Khudhairi, Gilbert Burnham
In March, 2003, military forces, mainly from the USA and the UK, invaded Iraq. We did a survey to
compare mortality during the period of 14·6 months before the invasion with the 17·8 months after it.
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Articles Mortality before and after the 2003 invasion of Iraq ...

... in infant mortality and the rate of violent death, mortality in Iraq seems otherwise
be a reflection of the skill and function of the Iraqi health system or ...

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A Mortality Study, 2002-2006


... a 12 month period of operation Iraqi Freedom. ... of Reconstruction and Security ,,,,,in Post-Saddam Iraq... Mental Health problems, Use of Mental Health ...

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APPENDIX E - Health in Iraq


... 1 year) and child mortality (under 5 years) rates (per 1,000/year) for Iraq. ... The Iraqi health care system was once the finest in the region, but has ....

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Health services in Iraq

lancetThe Lancet
After decades of war, sanctions, and occupation, Iraq's health services are struggling to regain lost momentum. Many skilled health workers have moved to other countries, and young graduates continue to leave. In spite of much rebuilding, health infrastructure is not fully restored. National development plans call for a realignment of the health system with primary health care as the basis. Yet the health-care system continues to be centralised and focused on hospitals.
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People and Power Betrayed in Basra 27 Jan 2009 Part 1 & 2

Published on Dec 9, 2012

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Inside Iraq - Iraq's healthcare crisis - 12 Oct 07 - Part 1 & 2


Uploaded onOct 13, 2007

Inside Iraq looks at the crisis facing Iraq's healthcare system. Experts say that as many as half of the estimated 655,000 civilian deaths in the war so far might have been avoided if proper medical


Iraq War Anniversary: Birth Defects And Cancer Rates At Devastating High In Basra And Fallujah

The Huffington Post |  By

Ten years after the start of the U.S. invasion in Iraq, doctors in some of the Middle Eastern nation's cities are witnessing an abnormally high number of cases of cancer and birth defects.Scientists suspectthe rise is tied to the use of depleted uranium and white phosphorus in military assaults.


Iraq Hospital Touted by Laura Bush Delayed

The Associated Press
Friday, July 28, 2006; 8:32 PM

BAGHDAD, Iraq -- Construction of a children's hospital supported by first lady Laura Bush has been put on hold after it fell behind schedule and went over budget, one of dozens of halted or delayed U.S. health projects, Iraqi health officials said Friday.

The high-tech, two-story children's hospital in Basra was intended to provide state-of-the-art care in Iraq's second-largest city. The first lady and Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice spoke highly of the project.

But U.S. officials dropped contractor Bechtel Corp. from the project after it missed deadlines and ran up big cost overruns, Dr. Chasib Latif Ali, executive director of the Health Ministry, told The Associated Press. Bechtel Corp. blamed the problem on Iraq's security crisis.


Failing health care in Iraq - 20 Mar 08


Uploaded on Mar 20, 2008

Five years after the invasion, Iraq's health care system remains in crisis. Hospitals have to deal with the aftermath of bombs and shootings on a daily basis. It is very hard for doctors to do their job. They often lack basic equipment and the necessary drugs to treat the injured.