Iraq Pharmaceutical Country Profile, 2011
(2011; 107 pages)

Abstract

The 2011 Pharmaceutical Country Profile for Iraq has been produced by the Ministry of Health, in collaboration with the World Health Organization.

This Pharmaceutical Country Profile provides data on existing socio-economic and health-related conditions, resources, regulatory structures, processes and outcomes relating to the pharmaceutical sector of Iraq. The aim of this document is to compile all relevant, existing information on the pharmaceutical sector and make it available to the public in a user-friendly format. In 2010, the country profiles project was piloted in 13 countries (http://www.who.int/medicines/areas/coordination/coordination_assessment/en/index.html). During 2011, the World Health Organization has supported all WHO Member States to develop similar comprehensive pharmaceutical country profiles.

The information is categorized in 9 sections, namely:

  1. Health and Demographic data,
  2. Health Services,
  3. Policy Issues,
  4. Medicines Trade and Production
  5. Medicines Regulation,
  6. Medicines Financing,
  7. Pharmaceutical procurement and distribution,
  8. Selection and rational use, and
  9. Household data/access.

The indicators have been divided into two categories, namely "core" (most important) and "supplementary" (useful if available). This narrative profile is based on data derived from both the core and supplementary indicators. The tables in the annexes also present all data collected for each of the indicators in the original survey form. For each piece of information, the year and source of the data are indicated; these have been used to build the references in the profile and are also indicated in the tables. If key national documents are available on-line, links have been provided to the source documents so that users can easily access these documents.

 
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