Middle East, Syria - EU offers Nine million Euros to Syria to face health burdens of Iraqi refugees

International Journal of Health Care Quality Assurance

ISSN: 0952-6862

Article publication date: 13 June 2008

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(2008), "Middle East, Syria - EU offers Nine million Euros to Syria to face health burdens of Iraqi refugees", International Journal of Health Care Quality Assurance, Vol. 21 No. 4. https://doi.org/10.1108/ijhcqa.2008.06221dab.004

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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Middle East, Syria - EU offers Nine million Euros to Syria to face health burdens of Iraqi refugees

Article Type: News and views From: International Journal of Health Care Quality Assurance, Volume 21, Issue 4

Keywords: Service improvement, Public healthcare, Healthcare modernisation

Syria and the European Union have signed an agreement on increasing financial aid to modernise health care utilities in Syria with an amount of €9 million.

The agreement comes as a support to Syrian Ministry of health to face the burdens it bears as a result of the big number of Iraqi refugees in the country.

“The said amount will be used to supply 50 health care centers and a number of hospitals with necessary modern medical equipment in the regions mostly affected by the flow of Iraqi refugees,” European commission in Syria said in a statement.

The EU will also support Syrian health care centers to develop the quality of their services through increasing medical and administrative capabilities to meet the increasing public health demands of the Syrian and Iraqi people.

“The EU has decided to extend this additional aid through the program of modernizing health sector in Syria with a value of €30 million, which comes as a result of the pressure created by the existence of a big number of Iraqi refugees in Syria who need health services,” The Commission added.

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