Active Health Centres
More than 3 million people in North Iraq have sought refuge from the fighting that is blighting the whole area.
They are Syrian refugees and displaced Iraqis, who fled the warzone, leaving their homes and facing difficult and dangerous journeys. The luckiest found hospitality from friends and relatives or managed to rent houses or rooms in areas that are still safe, but many are accommodated in camps set up by Kurdish authorities and international organizations.
High quality clinics in the camps
Our doctors and nurses are present in the 5 Health Centres that we built in several camps set up by the Kurdish authorities and by international organisations in the Sulaimaniya governorate. One hosts Syrian refugees, the other internally displaced people from different regions of the West and the South involved in the new conflict.
Two additional Health Centres, run by us in the Khanaqin and in the Qoratu camps, are now managed by local health authorities following the handovers to the Health Directorate of Sulaimaniya completed in February 2017 and in June 2017.
To provide timely care, we have also set up a mobile clinic that worked in Kalar in the areas of Barika, Salah-Aga and Topaskar.
Specific assistance for women and children
Gynecological and obstetric support for women, and a vaccination and growth control program for children are also guaranteed in the Health Centres.
In addition, we have initiated a preventative medicine programme by training health promoters who work in clinics and camps, in order to reach the highest possible number of people.
Training and work for the inhabitants of the camp.
Within the Centres, local doctors and nurses, who are often residents of the camp that have been selected by EMERGENCY, are trained and supervised by international staff.
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