Iraq: Snapshot of WHO Response Activities in Dahuk Governorate - January to March 2017
April 26, 2017
MOBILE MEDICAL TEAMS WHO is supporting twelve (12) mobile medical teams in Dahuk province (6 preventive, 6 curative) to provide health services to the IDPs at the entry points (reception centres and newly retaken villages in Telkaif district,
WHO is supporting the referral system in Dahuk emergency and Azady general hospitals by recruiting 12 junior house office doctors (6 in each hospital) to cope"...
As trauma needs escalate in west Mosul more ambulances are deployed
April 25, 2017
The demand for emergency referral services in west Mosul continues daily. More than 1900 trauma cases from west Mosul have received medical care in hospitals in Ninewa and neighbouring governorates. As military operations reach the densely populated parts of Mosul city, health partners anticipate a significant increase in the number of war-related casualties. Ensuring timely referrals and transport from the frontlines to trauma stabilization points and field hospitals is critical to sparing civilian lives. Ambulances provide"...
Plague of Medical ‘Brokers’ Puts Patients Health at Risk
April 22, 2017
It was a strange way for the Basra orthopaedic doctor to find out he was dead. “One of my patients came to see me for a routine check-up, something he does every two months, and he was surprised to see me – because I was still alive,” the doctor told NIQASH.
The patient had been waylaid by one of Basra’s medical brokers, salesmen who are paid by clinics in Basra to bring patients into their surgeries. The brokers –"...
Replicor discloses achievement of 1 year functional control of HBV and HDV with NAPs and new mechanistic insights in NAP pharmacology
April 20, 2017
Replicor Inc., a privately held biopharmaceutical company targeting a cure for chronic HBV and HDV infection, today disclosed significant new data on NAP activity in HBV and HDV infections at the European Association for the Study of the Liver (EASL) 2017 annual meeting held April 19-23, 2017 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Updates in the REP 301 (HBV/HDV coinfection) and REP 401 (HBV infection) studies demonstrated important advances:
AED 1.45 billion Julphar sales in 2016
April 19, 2017
Led by its Chairman His Highness Sheikh Faisal Bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Julphar’s General Assembly Meeting took place in the company’s headquarters of Ras Al Khaimah on April 16th. During the meeting, the General Assembly decided to distribute 16 per cent of profits in cash in addition to 3 per cent in shares to shareholders.
“In the middle of the political"...
Bring back my hands’ campaign launched in protest against health sector
April 19, 2017
People in the Kurdistan Region have launched the “Bring Back My Hands” social media campaign in protest against the region’s health sector after a young child’s hand was amputated.
Hundreds of Facebook and Instagram users have posted photos of themselves with a bandaged hand in support of two and a half year old Sana Hisam.
The campaign aims to"...
Hospital Investment Opportunity in Baghdad
April 13, 2017
The Ministry of Health (MOH) and the National Investment Commission (NIC) have announced an investment opportunity in Ibn Sina (Avicenna) hospital (rehabilitation, operation and management) in accordance with the investment law no. (13) for the year 2006, as amended.
Willing investors, companies or organizations are to present their (Commercial and Technical) offers to the Contracts departments of (MOH) and (NIC) according to the conditions stated"...
PSMF Invites International Patient Safety Community to Attend its 5th Annual Midyear Planning Meeting on July 13, 2017
April 12, 2017
The Patient Safety Movement Foundation (PSMF) invites patient safety experts, medical care providers, hospital administrators, patient advocates and policy makers from around the world to discuss challenges, brainstorm solutions and plan next steps in the mission to attain zero preventable deaths by the year 2020. Like the last midyear planning meeting, this meeting is principally a working meeting with the goal of solidifying our objectives for the next year. This meeting is by invitation only and will be co-convened with the Inova Heart & Vascular Institute at the Inova Center for Personalized Health in Falls Church, Virginia on July 13, 2017, from 9:00 am to 6:30 pm. Attendees will be provided preparation materials in advance of the meeting so they can prepare for a fruitful discussion. Meeting registration is complimentary; however space is limited to 100 registrants. Please request......
Emerging best practices from Iraq for psychosocial support in emergencies
April 11, 2017
During the two years they lived under Islamic State control, residents of Shargat, northern Iraq, lost most things that mattered to them. Husbands and sons were captured or killed. Belongings were burned. Houses were looted and cars stolen. Government salaries went unpaid.
“Sometimes the children were very hungry and we just had to put them to sleep, because there was nothing to eat,” said one female former resident, whose name Devex"...
Cosmetics brand Kiko Milano plans to open 100 stores in next five years
April 10, 2017
Beauty isn’t skin-deep: It’s mega business for specialist cosmetics brands such as Kiko Milano
. The Italian
company, at the forefront of Europe’s expanding beauty and wellness
industry, now seeks to harness an increasingly affluent India’s desire to look better, and would invest about GBP 25 million to open 100 stores in the country in the next"...