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IIR 6 853 0235 92/DETERIORATION OF MEDICAL 

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CDSN = LGX283   MCN = 92069/13814   TOR = 920690944 
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SERIAL:  (U)  IIR 6 853 0235 92. 
 
 
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PASS:  (U)  [   (b)(2)   ]
 
COUNTRY:  (U)  IRAQ (IZ). 
 
SUBJECT:  IIR 6 853 0235 92/DETERIORATION OF MEDICAL 
CONDITIONS IN IRAQ (U) 
 
WARNING:  THIS IS AN INFORMATION REPORT NOT FINALLY 
EVALUATED INTELLIGENCE.  [   (b)(2)   ]
 
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                   DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE 
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DOI:        (U)  920303. 
 
REQS:       (U)  [   (b)(2)   ]
 
SOURCE:  [   (b)(1) sec 1.3(a)(4)   ]




 
SUMMARY:  HEALTH CONDITIONS IN IRAQ 
CONTINUED TO DETERIORATE.  MEDICINES ARE IN EXTREMELY 
SHORT SUPPLY.  TYPHOID, CHOLERA AND DIARRHEA ARE RIFE. 
HOSPITALS ARE WORKING REDUCED HOURS.  3000 PHYSICIANS 
LEFT IRAQ SINCE THE END OF OPERATION DESERT STORM. . 
TEXT:  1.  INTRODUCTION--ON 920308 [   (b)(1) sec 1.3(a)(4)   ]
MEDICAL CONDITIONS IN IRAQ AS "FRIGHTENING." 
[   (b)(1) sec 1.3(a)(4)   ] THE OVERALL POOR
HEALTH OF THE IRAQI POPULACE, LACK OF MEDICINES AND 
MEDICAL EQUIPMENT, SHORTAGE OF QUALIFIED PHYSICIANS AND 
POOR DIET AS THE MAJOR CONTRIBUTING FACTORS.  ANOTHER 
CONTRIBUTING FACTOR IS THE USE OF METHODS TEN YEARS 
BEHIND WESTERN MEDICAL PROCEDURES.  [   (b)(1) sec 1.3(a)(4)   ]





 
2.  SPREAD OF INFECTIOUS 
DISEASES--INFECTIOUS DISEASES ARE WIDESPREAD IN IRAQ. 
CHOLERA, TYPHOID AND BURSILOSIS ARE PARTICULARLY 
WIDESPREAD, AS IS DIARRHEA.  INFECTIOUS DISEASES ARE 
PARTICULARLY PREVALENT IN RURAL AREAS AND AMONG THE 
POORER STRATA OF THE IRAQI POPULACE.  [   (b)(1) sec 1.3(a)(4)   ]
THESE DISEASES WERE NOT AT EPIDEMIC PROPORTIONS, 
BUT ARE CLOSE TO IT.  [   (b)(1) sec 1.3(a)(4)   ] POOR PUBLIC 
SANITATION PROCEDURES AS THE PRINCIPAL CAUSE.  ADDITIONALLY, 
BAGHDAD WAS NOT AS SEVERELY AFFECTED AS ANY OTHER AREAS OF IRAQ. 
[   (b)(1) sec 1.3(a)(4)   ] THE GOVERNMENT'S DESIRE TO PUT 
ITS "BEST FACE FORWARD" TO THE WORLD. 

3.  MEDICINAL SHORTAGES--THERE IS NO 
SIGNIFICANT SHORTAGE OF COMMON MEDICINES IN IRAQ.  THESE 
MEDICINES ARE ONLY OBTAINABLE ON THE BLACK MARKET. 
PENICILLIN AND OTHER ANTIBIOTICS WERE AVAILABLE IN 
SUFFICIENT QUANTITIES ON THE BLACK MARKET, BUT THEIR 
PRICE IS SO HIGH IT IS COST PROHIBITIVE TO MOST IRAQI 
CITIZENS.[      (b)(1) sec 1.3(a)(4)    ]



4.  [      (b)(1) sec 1.3(a)(4)    ]









5. 

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//IPSP:     (U)  PG 2650//. 
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PREP:       (U)  [   (b)(2)   ]
ACQ:        [   (b)(1) sec 1.3(a)(4)   ]
DISSEM:     [   (b)(1) sec 1.3(a)(4)   ]
WARNING:    (U)  [   (b)(2)   ]
 



 

 



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