Support to national tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS control programmes

Project Summary

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A doctor examines a chest x-ray in Duhok, Iraq. Photo by Jamal Penjweny/UNDP Iraq 2013

There are an estimated 16,000 tuberculosis (TB) cases in Iraq of which 7,200 are infectious. This project addresses the identified gaps in financing Iraq's National Tuberculosis Control Programme and expands and strengthens the government’s comprehensive response to TB.

The project intends to increase social equity across the country for TB patients and provide serivces for all, free of charge. Despite the low prevalence of HIV/AIDS in Iraq, this project also supports the national programme to develop a five year strategic plan to combat HIV/AIDS.

What have we accomplished so far?

A patient shows her x-ray at a UNDP Iraq supported TB clinic. Photo by Jamal Penjweny/UNDP Iraq 2013
  • Trained Health Care providers and private practitioners on TB care.
  • Renovated six TB clinics and two hospitals.
  • Started treatment of Multi-Drug Resistant TB cases inside Iraq.
  • Established five culture laboratories capable of isolating the bacteria causing the illness.
  • Supplied X-ray machines, laboratory equipment and pharmaceuticals to hospitals

Funding information

The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria
US$ 18,320,846
UNDG Iraq Trust Fund US$ 104,954



In 2012, this project delivered US$ 5,402,024.

Project Duration
Geographic Coverage
Focus Areas
Capacity Development, HIV/AIDS
MDG 6: Combat HIV/AIDS, malaria, and other diseases
Project Officer
Mohammedsiddig Mudawi
World Health Organization
Related Documents
Project Document