Iraq Medical Travel Information

Medical Facilities and Health Information Basic modern medical care and medicines are not widely available in Iraq. Conflict has left some medical facilities non-operational and medical stocks and supplies severely depleted. The facilities in operation do not meet U.S. standards, and the majority lack medicines, equipment, and supplies. Some private companies facilitate medical evacuations. Blood banks exist in Iraq, though blood supply may not be sufficient in the event of an emergency. In addition, many areas suffer rolling power outages and generators are not always available for back-up.
Drinking Water Source - percent of rural population improved 68.5%
Drinking Water Source - percent of total population unimproved 14.6%
Drinking Water Source - percent of urban population improved 93.9%
HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate 0.07%
Hospital Bed Density - beds/1,000 population 1.3
People Living with HIV/AIDS 450
Physicians Density - physicians/1,000 population .61
Diseases - note highly pathogenic H5N1 avian influenza has been identified in this country; it poses a negligible risk with extremely rare cases possible among US citizens who have close contact with birds
Sanitation Facility Access - percent of total population unimproved 15.3%
Sanitation Facility Access - percent of urban population improved 86.2%
Sanitation Facitlity Access - percent of rural population improved 81.8%
Major Infectious Diseases - degree of risk intermediate
Food or Waterborne Disease (s) bacterial diarrhea, hepatitis A, and typhoid fever

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