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Iraqi Kurdistan

Iraqi Kurdistan

“Support for basic medical care in the field of family medicine, medical education and improvement of the hygienic conditions in Diyala province for IDPs and the local population”

The purpose of this project is to provide access to the basic medical care through funding the mobile clinic operations, further equipping hospital in Khanaqeen and medical house in Jalawlah and educating people in Diyala province, Iraq, on hygiene and avoidance of bacterial and infectious diseases. The project’s local partner is German organization Arche Nova which operates in Iraq since 2009.

Project assumes purchasing medical equipment and hygienics for the hospital in Khanaqeen and medical house in Jalawlah, Diyala province.  The mobile clinic will start its operation in May and 4 people will be employed there: primary care doctor, nurse and Team of Educators including medical educator and hygiene advisor. The clinic’s role is to provide free of charge basic medical aid and medicaments to 1842 families of internally displaced persons and 1880 local families of Kolay area in Khanaqeen disctrict, Diyala province. Altogether 3722 families. While doctor and nurse provide medical assistance, medical educator and hygiene advisor meet local community and teach them on safe hygienic behaviour and first aid in emergency situations. On each meeting hygienic packaged will be distributed to the families living in Kolay area.

The project is co-financed under the Polish Development Cooperation Programme of the Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs.