How Aspen Medical helped rebuild Mosul’s healthcare system.
- The first commercial company in the world contracted by the World Health Organization (WHO) to deliver clinical services.
- 140 staff from 25 countries worked together to see 47,890 patients and deliver 2,997 babies.
- A mortality rate of just 0.39% despite dangerous conditions and the traumatic nature of injuries.
- Three field hospitals established and transitioned to the local Iraqi province Department of Health; operation continues today.
In the battle for Mosul, October 2016 – March 2017, nearly half the casualties were civilians, and attacks destroyed much of the healthcare infrastructure.
The Iraqi Department of Health asked for support from the United Nations and the WHO. Aspen Medical was contracted by the WHO to manage and resource a trauma field hospital and maternity unit.
Over the next 14 months, we opened a further two field trauma hospitals and maternity units. All three successfully transitioned to the Iraqi Ministry of Health.