HEALTHCARE: THE FOUNDATION OF DEVELOPMENT
Good public health is vital to the long-term development of any local community. Without this approach, social and economic development is restricted and human suffering continues unabated. This leads to reliance on international aid and assistance. AMAR delivers public and primary healthcare to populations in need to break this cycle and set the conditions for communities to flourish.
We work in partnership with existing state health services to improve and expand the skills and quality of existing health care provision, augmenting it where required and helping to raise standards to those set by the World Health Organization. We also provide extensive training to local healthcare professionals and managers, and provide the resources and knowledge base required to deliver lasting improvements to the quality of care available.
We deliver our health programmes without the use of any expensive Western personnel on the ground. Instead we make use of high quality Iraqi professionals who are able to not only deliver the required outcomes, but also make sure that any activity undertaken is both culturally appropriate and intimately connected to the community it serves.
AS OF 2023,
11 MILLION MEDICAL CONSULTATIONS
HAVE BEEN PROVIDED BY AMAR STAFF
PRIMARY HEALTHCARE CENTRES
RURAL HEALTH POSTS
MOBILE HEALTH CLINICS
MOTHER & CHILD HEALTH CARE
REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH SERVICES
WOMEN HEALTH VOLUNTEERS
HEALTH PROFESSIONAL TRAINING
SECONDARY & TERTIARY CARE
REACHING IRAQ’S REMOTE COMMUNITIES: MARYAM’S STORY
46 year-old Maryam, who lives in a remote village in northern Iraq, has suffered from Diabetes and Hypertension for many years. Every time she needed to have her blood pressure checked she would have to make the long, tiring journey to Baghdad’s al-Faihaa’ hospital. Each journey would leave her weak and exhausted.
Since AMAR opened a Health Post in her local area, Maryam says her life has been transformed. Now she can easily consult a doctor twice a week, and receive the tests and medication she needs. AMAR staff have also provided her with advice on how to adapt her lifestyle to gain control of her illnesses. Her condition is now stable.
“The Health Post has made such a difference to me. I am not young anymore – the journey to Baghdad was so tiring and I felt guilty asking my family to take me. Now the Health Post makes everything so much easier. I don’t feel like my illness controls my life anymore”