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Improvement to Healthcare in Iraq - BORGEN
Healthcare in Iraq has gone from being among the best healthcare systems in the Middle East to among one of the worst. Before Saddam Hussein came into power, the healthcare system was practically exemplary. Military funding accounted for only 20 percent of Iraqi imports, the rest went towards the country's infrastructure and healthcare. However, under Saddam Hussein's rule, percentages shifted, giving the military 80 percent of funds while domestic matters were only getting 20 percent. Now the Iraqi government, along with several organizations, is working to bring healthcare in Iraq back up to standards.