Health and staff training in Iraq

In the city of Basra, Iraq, we work with the country's authorities to develop the specialised services of the local health system in order to bring them up to international standards and the growing regional demand. Our investments are concentrated in oncology diagnostics and in the haemato-oncology and surgical departments of the Children's Hospital. We are also involved in training doctors in the paediatric field, in the renovation and expansion of the Basra Cancer Children Hospital and in the supply of oncology-specific medical equipment.

In Iraq, we operate in the field of hydrocarbon exploration and development, particularly in the area of the Zubair field. At the same time, to support local development, we carry out initiatives to promote health, and schooling, and to ensure greater access to energy and water in the region.

Main project features

Activity start date: 2017 – present

Iraq

Community health
Community health

SDG 3 Health and Well-being  

Eni Iraq B.V.

Health Directorate of Basra Governorate 

Giannina Gaslini Institute Children's Hospital in Genoa 

Niguarda Hospital, Milan 

San Raffaele Hospital, Milan 

Project actions and objectives

In Basra for the right to a high quality health service

In Basra Governorate, where the Zubair field is located, we are working alongside the Health Directorate to develop specialised services in the local health system, responding to the growing demand in the region.
Thanks to the collaboration with Niguarda Hospital in Milan, the Nuclear Medicine Unit in Basra has a nuclear medicine department equipped with state-of-the-art equipment. On the other hand , through a collaboration with the Gaslini Children's Institute in Genoa, the city's Children's Hospital is being refurbished and equipped with a new oncology ward, bringing it up to international standards in terms of diagnostic capabilities and treatment protocols.

Training doctors and paramedics

In the Basra health district, we also support the training of doctors and paramedics in paediatrics with a training and mentoring programme. To support the diagnosis and treatment of complex cases, a remote service is in place via videoconferencing and telemedicine with the Gaslini hospital, as well as a system for taking care of Iraqi patients with the option of simultaneous care by the two teams.

Highlights
30
beds

added in 2022 to the Paediatric Oncology Hospital in Basra


9 k
adults

project beneficiaries in southern Iraq


3 k
children

project beneficiaries in southern Iraq


32 mln
dollars

total budget for the project


30
beds

added in 2022 to the Paediatric Oncology Hospital in Basra

9 k
adults

project beneficiaries in southern Iraq

3 k
children

project beneficiaries in southern Iraq

32 mln
dollars

total budget for the project

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Last update: 07 September 2023


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