What is healthcare in Iraq like?

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 - % of rural population improved"

68.5%

Drinking Water Source - % of total population unimproved:

14.6%

Drinking Water Source - % 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 - % of total population unimproved:

15.3%

Sanitation Facility Access - % of urban population improved:

86.2%

Sanitation Facitlity Access - % of rural population improved:

81.8%

Infectious Diseases - degree of risk:

intermediate

Food or Waterborne Disease (s):

bacterial diarrhea, hepatitis A, and typhoid fever

Disability Access In Iraq

Accessibility:

While in Iraq, individuals with disabilities may find accessibility and accommodation very different from what you find in the United States. The law prohibits discrimination against persons with disabilities in employment, education, access to health care, and other state services. The government enforces the law in the public sector, but not in the private sector. Access for persons with disabilities to buildings and in educational and work settings remains inconsistent. Public and government buildings, as well as public bathrooms, may not be accessible.

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