Iraq’s Health, Sanitation Systems Struggling Under War, Sanctions, Cholera Outbreak
The Lancet Infectious Diseases: Cholera in Iraq strains the fragile state
“The current cholera outbreak in Iraq has exposed fault lines in the region’s public health infrastructure…” (Bagcchi, January 2016).
Reuters: Squeezed by budget and Islamic State, Iraqi health system struggles
“…With Iraqis fleeing Islamic State in ever greater numbers, the country’s growing population of internal refugees is straining public facilities already ground down by decades of war, sanctions, and red tape. … The World Health Organization says Iraq’s public health, water, and sanitation systems are collapsing…” (Rasheed/Kalin, 12/15).