Health and staff training in Iraq

We support the Health Directorate of the Governorate of Basra in the development of specialist healthcare services and staff training.

Our projects to improve services and diagnostics in the departments

In collaboration with the country’s government, we develop specialist services for the city of Basra's health system, to bring it into line with international standards and meet the region’s growing demand, with particular attention on oncological care.
In 2022, works continued on the construction of the new Nuclear Medicine Unit: in addition to the installation of a cyclotron, sophisticated oncological and cardiological diagnostic machinery was introduced, including the use of SPECT and PECT techniques. We then continued with the construction of the new oncological ward at the Paediatric Hospital in Basra which, thanks also to previous renovations, can offer 30 extra beds (including two for patient isolation), a pharmacy, a laboratory and new consultation rooms. The facilities will benefit not only the resident population of Basra but all the inhabitants in Southern Iraq, around 9,000 adults and 3,000 children.

Who supports us and how

Both projects were developed with the cooperation of an engineering team specialised in hospital accommodation design, and medical consultants from the Niguarda and San Raffaele Hospitals in Milan and the Giannina Gaslini in Genoa. This is yet another confirmation of Eni's commitment to achieving Goal 3 of the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, aiming to ensure the health and well-being of the population. Customised training for doctors was also provided, assessing protocols for bringing in equipment and medical technologies.

How we take on challenges for the community and the environment

For support with diagnostics and treating complicated cases, we set up a remote service for sharing video calls and telemedicine with the hospital in Genoa, as well as an intake system for Iraqi patients, so they can be monitored by both teams. The infrastructure has been installed in accordance with international procedures and with respect for environmental and HSE rules. Furthermore, as the building site is fenced off, our impact on local people in terms of noise and interaction has been minimised.

Safety first

Safety in the workplace is an imperative value we want to share with our employees, contractors and local stakeholders. We are committed to eliminate accidents and protect the integrity of our assets. We consolidate a culture of safety through management and organization models, digital tools and communication initiatives. Our goal is strengthening the awareness of our people and their sense of responsibility toward themselves and others, by expanding HSE tools and digitalization to make corporate processes safer, more efficient and faster.