Al-Bayan Center for Studies and Planning presented the preliminary results of a research study on the health security situation in Iraq.

Ahmed Khudair, the researcher, presented the results of the study, pointing out that “the long crisis that Iraq has been witnessing for years has weakened the country’s ability to respond to serious threats to public health. The recent humanitarian crisis in Iraq has not only led to a massive displacement of the population, but also damaged the structure of the public health system, and created poor environmental health conditions that put hundreds of thousands of lives at risk of contracting communicable diseases. Moreover, the destruction of health facilities means that any outbreak of an epidemic can cause great pressure on the health system in the country, in addition to the cases of illness and deaths that the disease can cause.”

It is worth noting that Al-Bayan Center for Studies and Planning is an independent, non-profit center, headquartered in Baghdad, its main mission is to provide a credible view of public policy issues in Iraq, and to make policy recommendations for political leaders and decision-makers.