Many hospitals destroyed during the war to dislodge ISIS from Mosul, northern Iraq, have not been rebuilt. Patients complain of a shortage of medicine, doctors and medical staff as well as hospital beds.
The Iraqi Government and the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) have launched a national strategy to combat violence against women in an event in Baghdad. The strategy provides a framework on which policy makers will draw actions on preventing violence against women and girls.
Dr Nagham Nawzat, a Yazidi gynecologist, has provided life-saving support to around 1,200 Yazidi women enslaved by ISIS. Dr. Nawzat is a volunteer at the Duhok Survivors Centre, where she provides health services to the women.