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Health care and staff training in Iraq

Since 2017 we have helped the health directorate of the governorate of Basra provide specialist medical services and training.

A project to improve services and diagnostics in the departments

At the request of government authorities, we are improving specialist services in the city of Basra's health system, to bring them up to international standards and meet growing demand for them in the region. Through the nuclear medicine unit at Al-Sadr Teaching Hospital in the city, and thanks to the active participation of Niguarda Hospital in Milan, we plan to invest €7.2 million in cancer diagnosis over two years. We are setting up a nuclear medicine department kitted out with the latest equipment.

We also plan to improve haematology, oncology and surgery at the city's Paediatric Hospital, setting up new infrastructures by revamping the current building and erecting an entirely new structure for oncology. We also want to get up to international standards and improve diagnostics and treatment protocols at the hospital, in which we will be helped by the Giannina Gaslini Institute, a paediatric hospital in Genoa. The initiative should last two years and the budget amount to around €3.3 million.

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

The 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)Agenda for Sustainable Development is an action programme signed in September 2015 by 193 UN member states. It includes 17 goals for socio-economic development of communities and local areas. Through this project, we are helping reach the goal of health and well-being for all (Goal 3).

Safety first

We believe that workplace safety is a fundamental principle and we share it with employees, contract workers and local communities. That is why we implement all the necessary measures to avoid accidents, including organisational models to assess and manage risks, training programmes, skills development and the promotion of a culture of safety.

Technologies we use

Both these initiatives relied on an engineering team, specialists in designing accommodation for hospital, and on medical consultants from Niguarda Hospital in Milan, the Gaslini Institute in Genoa and San Raffaele Hospital in Milan. We also customised the training programme for doctors, assessed protocols for bringing in equipment and medical technologies.

How we take on challenges

For support with diagnostics and treating complicated cases, we set up a long-distance 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.

Impact on the environment and communities

When building an infrastructure, one has to follow international procedures and respect enviornmental and HSE rules. As the building site is fenced off, our impact on local people in terms of noise and interaction is minimal.

Our achievements to date

We have requested equipment and installations for the nuclear medicine department at Al-Sadr Teaching Hospital in Basra and built the infrastructure to house them. We have also improved haematology, oncology and surgery, initially renovating the systems and installations the hospital needs in order to fully function. 

Finally, we have provided equipment, some of it urgent, and essential medicines, and launched a programme of assistance and on-the-job training for Iraqi doctors and paramedics, bringing them to Italy to work at the Giannina Gaslini Institute paediatric hospital in Genoa, and sent specialists from Gaslini to Iraq in exchange.

Partnerships

To carry out the project, we are workingg with the health directorate of Basra governorate, the Giannina Gaslini Institute paediatric hospital in Genoa, and Niguarda and San Raffaele hospitals in Milan.