Japanese authorities and UNOPS restore entry to pressing well being care in Anbar, Iraq – Iraq
Baghdad, April 21, 2021 – The Japanese authorities and UNOPS have launched a brand new venture to revive entry to pressing main well being providers in Anbar, Iraq. The venture goals to enhance entry to well being providers to assist the COVID-19 response in focused areas via the rehabilitation of main well being care facilities, and the supply of apparatus and furnishings, to enhance residing situations. lives of individuals, together with weak populations, returnees, and internally displaced individuals (IDPs). The venture will instantly profit the general public well being system which helps greater than 1.4 million individuals in Anbar Governorate.
HE Mr. SUZUKI Kotaro, Ambassador of Japan to Iraq, stated: “Japan has offered greater than $ 500 million in humanitarian help to individuals affected by the disaster since 2014. As well as, Japan has determined to supply additional help. to Iraq within the quantity of fifty USD. million, together with this venture to be carried out by UNOPS. “” I commend UNOPS for its service in a number of areas that are important for bettering the capability, rising the profitability and bettering the standard of any venture. I hope that the help of the Authorities and folks of Japan will assist the individuals of Japan. Anbar governorate, together with internally displaced individuals, to enhance lives by restoring entry to pressing main well being providers.
Dr Khdair Khalaf Shalal, Director of the Normal Workplace of the Directorate of Well being in Anbar Governorate stated: “The Directorate of Well being of Anbar Governorate appreciates the continued assist of the Authorities and folks of Japan and the ‘UNOPS to the Iraqi individuals to revive entry to some well being facilities within the governorate and enhance the providers which are urgently wanted, particularly throughout this time of the unfold of the COVID-19 pandemic. “
Welcoming the continued assist of the Authorities of Japan in Iraq, Mr. Muhammad Usman Akram, Director of the UNOPS Operational Middle in Amman, stated: “UNOPS assist for the rehabilitation of the facilities shall be important to enhance the entry to public well being providers for weak individuals. and people returning dwelling after years of battle, and strengthening the operational capability of the Iraqi Ministry of Well being and Atmosphere throughout the nation. The strategic assist of the Japanese authorities is a residing instance of how worldwide companions can work hand in hand to enhance entry to pressing humanitarian providers. “
The outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic in Iraq has additional exacerbated present challenges in offering obligatory social providers to the inhabitants, following years of battle, destruction and financial downturn. Particularly, the well being sector has been instantly affected by the pandemic.
The venture will contribute to the Humanitarian Response Plan 2020 for Iraq and assist the nation in its efforts to realize Agenda 2030 and obtain SDG 3: Good well being and well-being.
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