MAIC usually researched and compiled the list of urgently
required medicines and medical equipment for paediatric hospitals
through its Medical Team in Iraq. MAIC's Board Members also
periodically visited Iraq to liaise and help compile those
during the period of the UN Sanctions, applied to the British
Department for Trade and Industry to obtain the necessary
authorisations from the UN Sanctions Committee and the relevant
British Export License to Iraq. Once these authorisations
were obtained, orders placed, paid for, air freighted to Amman,
Jordan and from there transported by road to Iraq. In 2003
the UN Sanctions on Iraq were lifted and the lengthy process
of export authorisation ended.
to 2003 MAIC's shipments were delivered to MAIC's Medical
Team at the Medical City, Baghdad, where they were stored
and distributed. Receipts were obtained upon delivery to the
hospitals. Since 2003 and due to the escalation of violence,
we have limited our delivery to paediatric hospitals in safer
areas and mainly to teaching hospitals.
The Medical Team in Iraq, as well as MAIC's board members,
periodically monitored that these shipments are properly used
by the intended paediatric hospitals.
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