Health, education, water, environment: Key issues highlighted in Resident Coordinator’s visit to Basra – Iraq

Baghdad, Iraq; 05 October 2020 -The Deputy Special Representative of the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) and the United Nations Resident Coordinator and Humanitarian Coordinator in Iraq, Ms Irena Vojáčková-Sollorano visited Basra yesterday, reaffirming the UN’s long-term commitment to supporting the Government of Iraq in current challenges, particularly in the wake of COVID-19.

Ms Vojáčková-Sollorano was accompanied by Ms. Zena Ali Ahmad, Resident Representative of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Iraq and Hamida Ramadhani Lasseko, Country Representative of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), Iraq.

During a meeting with Basra Governor H.E Mr. Asaad al-Eidani, the Resident Coordinator discussed the challenges facing communities in Basra, including adequate healthcare amidst the pandemic and the need to encourage continued education, particularly for girls. She also met with representatives from civil society to express support for more robust environmental protection measures, long-term employment opportunities, and respect for human rights.

“From

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ACGME Releases 2019-2020 Statistics on Graduate Medical Education Programs and Resident Physicians

ACGME Releases 2019-2020 Statistics on Graduate Medical Education Programs and Resident Physicians

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CHICAGO, Sept. 28, 2020

CHICAGO, Sept. 28, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Today the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) released its 2019-2020 Data Resource Book, the most comprehensive and reliable resource of its kind, including data on the size, scope, and distribution of graduate medical education (GME) in the US.

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ACGME Programs

During 2019-2020, there were 12,092 accredited programs of which 5,369 were specialty programs and 6,723 were subspecialty programs. Additionally, 507 programs were newly accredited during the academic year. This is partly due to 59 programs achieving Initial Accreditation in the transition to a single GME accreditation system and to programs accredited in new ACGME subspecialties. One hundred two programs closed or voluntarily withdrew their accreditation, and of these, 17 had one of the following accreditation statuses: Accreditation Withdrawn; Administrative Withdrawal due to

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