Iraqi Health System

Iraqi Health System

Health Sector can be divided to two main part. National Health represented by Ministry of Health. Private Health sector represented in Private Hospitals and large number of pharmacies. National Health in general provide emergency care and has suffered significantly during and after gulf wars. As economy improve, the health sector has received significant attention from Iraqi Government.

Private health sector seen significant growth over the past five year. Number of Private Hospitals has increased by twenty fold. The number of private pharmacies and pharmaceutical companies has increased significantly.


-Number of Government Hospitals: 204

-Number of Private Hospitals: 84

-Number of Pharmacies: over 5,000.00

-Number of Scientific Drug Bureau: 350


Around 70% of Medical supply done through Private Health Sector. National Health needs are supplied through the tender system. In General pharmaceutical supply to Government Hospital consist of Generic Pharmaceuticals.