In collaboration with the country’s government, we are developing specialist services for the city of Basra's health system, to bring it into line with international standards and insure it can meet the region’s growing demand. With a total allocation of 32 million dollars, through the city’s Nuclear Medicine Unit, and thanks to the direct participation of Niguarda Hospital in Milan, we have invested 22 million dollars to improve oncological diagnostics, building a core medicine department fitted with state-of-the-art equipment.
We also plan to improve haematology, oncology and surgery services at the city's Paediatric Hospital and have already renovated and put new infrastructure in the existing building under a budget of 3 million dollars. We are also building a new oncological centre and aim to improve diagnostics and treatment protocols at the hospital, bringing them into line with international standards, thanks to collaboration with Giannina Gaslini Paediatric Institute in Genoa. The initiative should last two years and the budget should amount to around 7 million dollars.
In 2020 we progressed activities for the expansion of Basra Children Cancer and the supply of medical equipment.