World Health: 50% of major medicines are not available in Iraq
08:16 - 09/06/2019
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The World Health Organization (WHO) on Sunday revealed the lack of 50% of the major medicines in[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]
. She pointed out that stressing that the health system faces the challenges of funding and the crisis of medicines with the urgent need for legislation to promote it, called for the allocation of 10% of the general budget for the health sector .
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Dr. Adham Rashad Ismail, said in a statement published by the newspaper "Sabah" official and briefed him / information, "that the health situation in the country, facing great challenges in view of the exceptional circumstances experienced by wars and terrorism," noting that " The challenges are the lack of health funding, which is attributed to the low budget. "
Ismail added that "the Ministry of Health and Environment and the Organization called on the Council of Ministers and Representatives, to allocate 10% of the state budget for the health sector, or return to the proportion of 6% as previously, but only four and a half percent were identified, Stop projects that need funding, pointing out that the ministry is trying to make decisions to overcome that. "
He added that "the file of immunization in the country, is witnessing a clear decline, as the statistics of his organization indicates low turnout rates," noting that "the organization held an extensive meeting with officials in the ministry to diagnose and address the reasons that led to the retreat of this file in this form."
The representative of the World Health Organization, "the urgent need to change some of the laws of health by the Committee on Health and Environment Parliament, exceptionally," noting that "some are part of the system of reform, including the law of health insurance, which took a long time in Parliament and thus the citizen is deprived of any support And has to pay high amounts to obtain a health service appropriate, calling for the need to ratify it as soon as possible.
Ismail said that "among the work of the Organization, to identify the list of the main medicines that must be available in all countries of the world," revealing that "50 percent of them are not available in[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]
, as well as most of the drugs are traded externally and at high prices not available in hospitals, The lack of blood bottles to cover the need. " Ending / 25