Iraqi Ministry of Health Announces Plan to Build Cancer Hospital in Baghdad


Iraq’s Ministry of Health recently revealed plans to build a cancer hospital in Baghdad. The hospital will be one of the ministry's key projects for 2014, according to ministry spokesman Ziyad Tariq.

The hospital "will bolster our ability to treat patients suffering from various cancerous diseases, as well as carrying out preventive procedures and early detections before the disease intensifies", Tariq said. Additionally, it will "improve the competence of our national medical staff and advancing scientific studies and research on fighting these diseases".

The hospital is expected to have 300-beds and cost around $150 million.

For the original April 29, 2014 piece from, a service of Al-Shorfa referenced in this summary, click here.