Al-Sudani to the representative of the World Health Organization in Iraq: The health sector is one of our priorities[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] |Today, 14[You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]
Baghdad today -
Today, Thursday, the Prime Minister, Muhammad Shia'a Al-Sudani, confirmed that the health sector is one of the priorities of the government's work, while indicating the provision of funding in the budget for the Ministry of Health in unprecedented numbers.
And the Prime Minister’s office stated, in a statement received by (Baghdad Today), that “Al-Sudani received today the representative of the World Health Organization in Iraq, Ahmed Zueiten, and the meeting witnessed a review of all aspects of cooperation in the field of health care between Iraq and specialized United Nations programs, and what has been accomplished in this regard.” The vital sector to meet the needs of citizens.
Al-Sudani explained, according to the statement, that "the government is fully convinced of the importance of providing health services and is working towards this on several levels, including the adoption of joint operation of large hospitals according to the latest methods of international institutions, in addition to completing lagging hospital projects, and supporting specialized centers."
He stressed that "the government has provided funding in the budget for the Ministry of Health in unprecedented numbers," noting that "it is working to activate health insurance and start operating its programs experimentally."
The Prime Minister congratulated the organization on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of its founding, stressing that "its slogan of providing health for all is consistent with the government program that placed the health sector at the top of the government's priorities."
For his part, Zouiten indicated that the organization "has sensed great momentum from the Iraqi government regarding the health sector, as evidenced by the fact that the Prime Minister's first field visits were to the hospital sector."
The UN official praised the government's interest in primary health and health security, stressing that "a team from the organization has agreed with a team from the Iraqi Ministry of Health to plan for the next seven years for the health sector, with its outputs benefiting citizens, and facilitating the achievement of sustainable development in the health services sector."