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Table 2 Components of the Basic Health Services Package (BHSP)a [75]

From: Primary care in an unstable security, humanitarian, economic and political context: the Kurdistan Region of Iraq

Maternal and newborn health services Antenatal, delivery, postnatal, family planning, newborn care
Child health and immunization services Growth monitoring (<5 yrs), immunization (WHO EPI), Integrated Mgmt of Childhood Illness (IMCI, <5 yrs), Standard case mgmt. ARI <5 yrs., ear problems, fever, diarrhea (<5 yrs), diarrheal symptoms, measles, malnutrition and anemia, vitamin supplementation, case mgmt. For infants <2 months)
Communicable disease control Respiratory infections, gastrointestinal infections, amoebiasis, hemorrhagic fever, STIs, tuberculosis control (DOTS plus), HIV / AIDS, typhoid, hepatitis, leishmaniasis (CL + VL), schistosomiasis, meningitis
Nutrition interventions IEC (information, education, communication), nutrition promotion, malnutrition prevention / treatment
Immunization IEC, campaigns, disease surveillance and reporting
Non-Communicable Disease Control IEC, health promotion, cardiovascular (hypertension, heart, cerebrovascular), diabetes mellitus, arthritis, gastrointestinal (peptic ulcer, chronic ulcerative colitis, urinary tract infections, skin diseases, malignancies, breast cancer, cervical cancer, rheumatic fever, common eye diseases, conjunctivitis, cataract, glaucoma, corneal opacity, common ear diseases, hearing loss, other common ear infections
Mental health Education and awareness, psychosis (identification and biopsychosocial management), anxiety, depression, epilepsy, substance abuse, support, referral
Emergency care Case management (ie. respiratory/cardiac), diabetic emergencies, trauma, poisoning, bleeding, obstetrics, allergic reactions
Food safety, environmental and school health IEC, food safety, environmental health (ie. medical waste mgmt., water chlorination examination, student screening, vaccination
Health education Health education campaigns, materials, media, social mobilization for health programs
Laboratory services Hematology, serology, biochemistry, bacteriology (direct microscopy, staining smears, culture, rapid bacteriological test), parasitology, cytology
Imaging X-rays (chest, abdomen, skeletal), Ultrasound, ECG
Essential medicines Anesthetics (GA, oxygen, local anesthetics), Analgesics, antipyretics, NSAIDs, Anti-allergics and anaphylaxis medicines, anticonvulsants/anti-epileptics, anti-infective medicines (anti-heminthics, antibacterials, antituberculosis), antifungals, antiprotozoals, antileishmaniasis, urinary antiseptics, blood medicines (anti-anaemia, coagulation), blood products and plasma subs, cardiovascular drugs, dermatological, diuretics, gastrointestinal, hormones / endocrine, contraceptives, opthalmological preparations, oxytocics / antioxytocics, phychotherapeutics, respiratory, vitamins/minerals, vaccines
Equipment Imaging, laboratory, dental unit, EPI (immunization unit), labour and delivery unit and WMO clinic, procedure room, emergency/casualty room, observation room, consultation / exam room,
  1. aThe complete list and detailed breakdown by PHC facility type is available in “A Basic Health Services Package for Iraq, 2010” [75]