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Iraq: rehabilitation of water infrastructure in health care centres

25-01-2007 News Release

Over the past few weeks, the ICRC improved the water and sanitation infrastructure of 21 primary health care centres (PHCC), in three governorates (Salaheddine, Kerbala and Diwaniya).

 The following was issued as a press release by the ICRC delegation in Baghdad  

Works included the repair of the electrical system, water pipes, water storage tanks and sanitation facilities. 

The ICRC also improved the water supply system in Al-Karamah Hospital in Baghdad.

Aware of the immense needs in Iraq and of the lack of maintenance of health infrastructures, the ICRC has been working to rehabilitate a large number of health centres throughout the country. In 2006 alone, the ICRC improved the water and sanitation facilities in 67 PHCCs, in various governorates, serving some 9,000 patients per day. In addition, emergency rehabilitation work have been done in 10 Iraqi hospitals. ICRC emergency interventions focus on areas and governorates affected by violence and those hosting a large number of internally displaced people.

 For further information, please contact:  

 Nada Doumani, ICRC Iraq, tel: + 962 777 399 614