Health Services 

Adverse health consequences of the Iraq War

The Lancet 16 March 2013lancet

The adverse health consequences of the Iraq War (2003—11) were profound. We conclude that at least 116 903 Iraqi non-combatants and more than 4800 coalition military personnel died over the 8-year course. Many Iraqi civilians were injured or became ill because of damage to the health-supporting infrastructure of the country, and about 5 million were displaced. More than 31 000 US military personnel were injured and a substantial percentage of those deployed suffered post-traumatic stress

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Working the Iraqi health system

The Washington Post ran a recent article on the problems with US plans to construct 142 new primary care clinics across Iraq. The endless chain of subcontracting has left almost all of these clinics unfinished. Often a clinic is declared "reconstructed" after a quick paint job, and a couple of desks and stethoscopes are provided to the clinic. I have witnessed the construction of one such clinic over the last two years. It lies on the southern Baghdad-Basra highway in Madain province. Once completed it was to serve the inhabitants of a dozen surrounding villages. The still unfinished building is now a barracks for interior ministry commandos. I've heard that numerous requests from the health

ministry to abandon the site were all turned down or ignored.


Lancet surveys of Iraq War casualties - Wikipedia, the free ...

The 2007 ORB survey of Iraq War casualties estimated more deaths than the ... to the 2003 invasion and occupation was estimated by comparing mortality in the 17.8 ... "The most common causes of death before the invasion of Iraq were heart ... Lila Guterman, after writing a long article in January 2005 in The Chronicle of ...

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