In Iraq, the highest toll of infections and deaths due to COVID-19 has been reported in the capital, Baghdad. MSF is providing care for COVID-19 patients in two hospitals in Baghdad and assisting with infection prevention and control. In Ibn Al Khateeb hospital, our support has included technical training on patient triage, and in Al Kindi hospital we have provided intensive care unit coaching.
MSF is also supporting local health authorities outside of Baghdad. In Mosul, we have converted our post-operative care unit in Al Shifaa hospital into a COVID-19 treatment facility. Approximately 500 patients have been admitted to the facility since the beginning of the pandemic