Iraq and Health
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- Genital mutilation causes high rates of psychiatric disturbances for girls in Iraq
- J.I. Kizilhan / European Journal of Psychiatry, 2011
- Female genital mutilation (FGM) in Iraq has been brought to public attention by several human rights organisations since 2003. This study investigates the mental health status of young girls after genital mutilation in Northern Iraq. ...
- Ensuring human security can lead to better opportunities for human development in the Arab world
- M. El-Sayyid; M. Al-Rasheed; S. Benjelloun; Et al / Human Development Report Office, UNDP, 2009
- This report examines human development in the Arab world through a human security lens, calling on policymakers and other stakeholders to move away from a state-centric conception of security to one which also concentrates on the secu...
- Can Iraqi women refugees be helped?
- S. Chynoweth; M. McKenna / Women's Refugee Commission, 2008
- This paper presents the problems facing Iraqi refugees in Jordan, highlighting the plight of women and children. The authors discuss their first hand picture of difficulties faced by displaced, abandoned, Iraqis. The focus of the docu...
- Iraq: health care in crisis
- International Committee of the Red Cross, 2008
- This report, by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), details the findings and observations made by ICRC personnel during their contacts with staff in hospitals, health care centres and water and sanitation facilities. ...
- Assessing the quality of support given to the Iraqi health system after the 2003 invasion
- Medact, 2008
- This Medact report describes how the war in Iraq and its aftermath continue to have a disastrous impact on the physical and mental health of the Iraqi people and sets out the measures that are needed to improve health and health servi...
- Approximately 150,000 people killed by violence in Iraq since 2003
- A. H. Alkhuzai; I. J. Ahmad; M. J. Hweel / New England Journal of Medicine, 2008
- This paper in the New England Journal of Medicine presents the results of the Iraq Family Health Survey (IFHS), which was conducted in 2006 and 2007 and provides new evidence on mortality in Iraq. The IFHS is a cross-sectional, nation...
- Nation-building and health services
- S. Jones / RAND Corporation, 2006
- This document analyses the activities that countries, international institutions, and non-governmental organizations undertake in rebuilding public health and health care delivery systems after major conflict. The monograph outlines k...
- Health relief and reconstruction efforts in Iraq have been mismanaged
- Medact, 2004
- This evidence-based report analyses, from a public health perspective, the impact of the 2003 war in Iraq on health, the health system, and relief and reconstruction. It describes the deaths and injuries attributable to conflict and v...
- Compilation of documents examining countries' obstacles to human security
- R. Bissio / Social Watch, 2004
- Acknowledging that it is impossibe to answer many specific questions on current events, this report aims to make its own contribution to the debate by examining which grassroots organisations around the world are engaged in the frontl...
- Reducing child mortality rates and improving child health in Iraq
- R. Garfield; R. Waldman / Basic Support for Institutionalizing Child Survival, USAID, 2003
- This paper looks at opportunities for improving child health in Iraq, focusing on key interventions for reducing child and infant mortality rates. These include programmes for promoting breastfeeding; improved care of newborn babies; ...