Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Rehabilitation under fire: Health care in Iraq 2003-2007

A new report by Medact, a global health charity, is being launched today at a meeting at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

The report focuses on the failure of the occupying forces and their governments to protect health and help rebuild a health system based on primary health care principles. Researched and written by Iraqi, UK and US health professionals and academics, it assesses the current state of the health system: the impact of insecurity on the workforce and the chronic lack of supplies, medicines and equipment. It also outlines the urgent measures needed to improve health and health services and contains a special focus on the neglected area of mental health care.

The full report can be downloaded here