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Iraq Health Expo 2011

Iraq is being reconstructed in all aspects after a six year period of war from 2003 to 2009. The US army started to withdraw its troops in 2009 and the Iraqi government now wants to focus solely on how to achieve the development of the country and solve the major problems of its people.

As implied by state officials, Iraq was one of the leading nations in healthcare in the Middle East until 2003 but this positive trend turned into a reverse one after the invasion in 2003. After the war ended, the implications of the conflict have and healthcare is one of the most critical and urgent matters that the government has to deal with.

Despite the efforts of the Iraqi Governmental Bodies, it is difficult to manage the current problems in the healthcare system just by the means of the state itself because of existing healthcare conditions and challenges. There is a need for additional hospitals, clinics and other healthcare facilities with educated and experienced staff, medical equipment, pharmaceuticals and all related supplies. Furthermore current facilities need to be improved. The most efficient and favoured way of doing this is via collaboration between private sector investors, local partners and government.

Iraq’s health sector investment strategy is based on the following principles*:

•Promote private sector involvement through opportunities to invest in healthcare facilities, and pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturing.

•Privatize state-owned healthcare facilities.

•Privatize state-owned pharmaceutical and medical device companies.

•Attract modern healthcare consulting service providers to promote system and practice modernization.

Basra Medical Exhibition offers you the opportunity to have a key decision maker role in rebuilding the Iraqi Healthcare Sector and meet the professionals and related governmental body to achieve this purpose.

Iraq health sector urgently needs investments. The
International Medical Equipment, Healthcare Industry and Services
Exhibition will take its place as the first and foremost healthcare
exhibition of the region between 20-23 March 2011 in Basra,Iraq. After
decades of mismanagement, sanctions, and war Iraq’s health sector is in
need of the latest technology in all aspects of health and health
services, equipment and medicine, building new hospitals and clinics,
equipment for doctors, surgical care, outpatient clinics and hospitals.
Considering Iraq’s existing and potential wealth, Iraq is likely to be among the fastest growing and most lucrative mid-sized markets in the

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