Challenges to the Iraqi Health System Call for Reform

  • Dilshad Jaff Gillings School of Global Public Health, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
  • Katherine Tumlinson Gillings School of Global Public Health, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, USA; Carolina Population Center at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Ashraf Al-Hamadani School of Public Health, University at Albany, Albany, NY, USA

Abstract

The Iraqi public health system has faced major challenges over the last four decades. Recurrent armed conflicts and political instabilities have resulted in service delivery that is of poor quality. This essay identifies the main challenges facing the Iraqi public health system and proposes a plan to initiate the process of addressing these challenges. Calls to action mandate a realistic assessment of the challenges posed by the current situation. Building on an understanding of these challenges and creating an environment to support evidence-based health system reform holds promise for creating a healthy future.

Author Biography

Dilshad Jaff, Gillings School of Global Public Health, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, USA

Research, Innovation and Global Solutions

Published
2018-12-03
How to Cite
Jaff, D., Tumlinson, K., & Al-Hamadani, A. (2018). Challenges to the Iraqi Health System Call for Reform. Journal of Health Systems, 3(2), 9-12. Retrieved from https://www.publishmed.com/index.php/JHS/article/view/491