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WASHINGTON-Secretary of State Colin Powell welcomed the 25 Iraqi participants in the Fulbright International Scholarship Program to the U.S. State Department on Monday, February 2, 2004. Among the group were eight who will begin their advanced studies in various health fields later this year...
BAGHDAD, January 19, 2004 - Today Dr. Khudair Abbas, Iraqi Minister
of Health, visited the newly renovated Nursery and Day Care Center
at the Ministry’s Headquarters. Dr. Abbas celebrated the opening
of the new facility with the center’s staff and MOH employees
The old center was ravaged by looters last spring. Its renovation
is part of a US$1.7 million rehabilitation project that includes the
entire Ministry of Health Headquarters building in downtown Baghdad,
and a $3 million rehab of the entire Ministry of Health Complex...
BAGHDAD—Mr. Jim Haveman, Senior Advisor to the Minister of Health
visited Al Alwiyah Maternity Hospital on Monday, January 12, 2003
and met with Dr. Mohammed Ghani Chabek, Director General of the hospital
who is also a practicing OBGYN and laparoscopic surgeon. While visiting
the facility Mr. Haveman attended a retirement ceremony for Dr. Najla
Al-Barnouti an OBGYN who has worked for the Ministry of Health for
BAGHDAD—This week the Al Alwiyah Pediatric Hospital welcomed
the arrival of five new incubators as part of a shipment of 20 that
recently arrived in Iraq. The shipment includes five incubators already
received by the facility and 10 delivered to other hospitals in the
Baghdad area. Assessments indicate that as much as 65 percent of equipment
in Iraq’s hospitals is not functional or in need of repair or
BAGHDAD - During her last week with the public health team, Lt.
Colonel Diane Simpson was promoted to the rank of Colonel in the U.S.
Army Reserves. The CPA-MOH contingent held a promotion ceremony at
the former military Parade grounds. Colonel Simpson has been in Iraq
since March and will out-process from her deployment and return to
her work with the U.S. Centers For Disease Control in Atlanta...
BAGHDAD - Her eyes are filled with tears. She still can’t get
over the shock of seeing her third floor completely looted, her children’s
nursery she had put so much passion into for more than 25 years totally
destroyed. “Children are my life. I have dedicated my entire
existence to these tiny, defenseless creatures,” says Rassmia
Abbas Ibrahim, supervisor of the new nursery and day care at the Ministry
of Health’s downtown headquarters...