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UN says committed to universal health coverage in Iraq


The United Nations have expressed commitment to supporting Iraq, ensuring that every person in Iraq has access to quality health care services, in accordance with the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) of achieving universal health coverage by 2030.

The remarks were made on the World Health Day commemorated with the theme, Universal Health Coverage (UHC).

In a statement, WHO expressed ongoing support to the Iraqi Ministry of Health in prepositioning mobile clinics in areas with limited or no access to health care services, procuring medicines and other medical supplies, as well as developing strategies, guidelines and policies in favor of universal health care.

Meanwhile, UNICEF said it focused much of its healthcare work on immunization, newborn care, and nutrition across Iraq, including among vulnerable communities such as the internally displaced and hard to reach areas.

Moreover, UN reiterated its commitment to work with the Government to bring the country one-step closer to an Iraq where everyone has rights, choices, and access to quality health services.

The three major organizations indicated that they are working closely with the authorities in Iraq at the national and subnational levels to strengthen health systems for better service delivery.

Last Modified: Monday، 08 April 2019 03:21 PM