Despite the liberation from the Islamic State (ISIL) Forces at the end of 2017, Iraq remains politically and socio-economically unstable, and therefore, the transition of the country from emergency humanitarian assistance to early recovery is facing several challenges. And According to HNO 2019 (Humanitarian needs overview) there is still a severe need of maintenance of PHC centers, improvement in the quality of healthcare services provided, and support in the provision of health care services and referrals alongside the DoH personnel.

IHAO in partnership with CORDAID and DAMA and under IHF funding Health Consortium was formed to provide immediate health assistance to vulnerable populations in 11 hard to reach areas across Iraq by responding to gap in primary health, mental health, and SGBV services. The project is delivering a Comprehensive Primary Healthcare Package (CPHP) of services to vulnerable IDPs, returnees, and host community members.

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Objectives & Target

To save lives and reduce morbidity among the IDPs and returnees through the provision of integrated primary, reproductive health services, and psychosocial support, for extremely vulnerable communities in Ninawa, Anbar, Kirkuk and Salahuddin governorates.

  • Increase access to quality primary healthcare services by implementing the Comprehensive Primary Health Care which including lifesaving services, management of communicable assuring the reporting mechanism, management of non- communicable diseases, specialized and none specialized reproductive health services, mental health, and psycho-social support services, management of GBV service provision, community health services, and equip the facility with the of essential lifesaving medicines, consumables, and equipment.
  • Strengthen the Iraqi health system by increasing the capacity of the Medical non- medical teams to improving the quality and delivery of services at all levels., including all the targeted governorates. This will ultimately strengthen the decentralized District Primary Health Care (PHC) System in Iraq, and ease the handover of humanitarian health service delivery.

Target Group:

The project was designed to target 154000 individuals directly and more than 771000 indirectly from the Vulnerable communities of Ninewa, Saladin, Kirkuk, and Anbar.


Through these Locations IHAO managed to provide services for more than 35000 individuals:

  • About 17500 individual received Primary health care services including general medical consultations for non-communicable and chronic diseases, communicable diseases, and Capacity building for Health staff.
  • About 10500 females received reproductive health services including treatment of sexually transmitted infections, ante-natal and post-natal care, family planning and Normal vaginal deliveries.
  • About 6000 individual received Community health awareness messages especially on COVID-19 preventive measures.
  • About 1500 individual participated in psychosocial support sessions.


  • Awegylah primary health center located in Alshirqat district / Salahdin
  • Al Malahma primary health center located in Jazirrat Alkhaldiya in Alramadi district / Anbar.
  • Shareaa primary health care center Located in Alzab district / Kirkuk.
  • Mobile Medical Clinic in Halawa Village located in Al Hawiga district / Kirkuk.