Structural Improvements to the Pediatrics Unit of Hawija Hospital in Kirkuk (SIHK)

Restoring access to health services for communities in Hawija.

After a military operation in Hawija in 2017, thousands of people became displaced and much of the town’s infrastructure was damaged or destroyed. While the area has been retaken, basic needs like access to health services are still lacking.

To help restore referral health services to the area, Blumont’s Structural Improvements to the Pediatrics Unit of Hawija Hospital in Order to Enable Physical and Mental Rehabilitative Referral Services in Kirkuk (SIHK) program, funded by the World Health Organization (WHO), is rehabilitating and expanding the Hawija Hospital.

Starting with the rehabilitation of the existing Hawija Hospital building by repairing the electrical, plumbing, and necessary structural works, SIHK will also increase the number of patients the hospital can serve by constructing a pediatric ward. In addition, the program will furnish the hospital and focus on making the building accessible to persons with disabilities.

The program will reach an estimated 291,000 beneficiaries.