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WHO opens office in Kurdistan Region, dispatches medical aid

Christian Fernsby ▼ | August 26, 2020
The World Health Organization (WHO) in Iraq opened its main office in the Kurdistan Region on Tuesday to accelerate its works and monitor the health situation in the region, the organization’s representative announced, as it also dispatched medical aid to the regional health ministry.
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“We opened this office to monitor the health situation closely,” WHO Representative in Iraq Adham Ismail told as an emergency room was also inaugurated in the office to provide rapid response to health emergencies.

“As WHO, the Kurdistan Region is important for us and we want a better health situation even after the pandemic,” Ismail noted.

The office will be responsible for providing health information in coordination with the Kurdistan Regional Government’s (KRG) Health Ministry.

The regional health minister, Saman Barzinji, said the opening of the WHO office would be a “good support” for the Kurdistan Region as it prepares itself for possible waves of the pandemic in the coming Fall and Winter seasons.