Reference : V-P-IQ-E-01130
Date : 17/03/2013
Country/Region : IRAQ
Caption : District of Abu Ghraib, Al-Zaidan primary-health-care centre. This man, who runs the laboratory at the centre, is an assistant biologist from Abu Ghraib.
Photographer : MOECKLI, Olivier
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Description :
"We have a small laboratory," he says. "But we can perform ten different kinds of analysis. The most common ones are blood tests for newborn babies and for diabetes, haemoglobin and white-blood-cell levels, as well as the Widal test for typhoid." Samples are sent to Baghdad when more complex kinds of analysis are required.

ICRC website, Photo gallery, 25/03/2013

Iraq: Strengthening primary-health-care services for people in rural areas

Primary-health-care centres (PHCC) in Iraq are vitally important for delivering basic health services to people. The delivery of such services is hampered in many rural regions by uncertain security conditions. Since 2010, the ICRC has concentrated on assisting primary-health-care centres in violence-prone areas, while working with health authorities to strengthen this essential service.
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