In the 1970s, Iraq made strides towards building a comprehensive,
well-equipped health system free at the point of delivery. Medical education
in Iraq was originally modelled on the British system and started with
Baghdad Medical School in 1927. Two more medical schools were founded in
Mosul and Basrah, providing Iraq with good numbers of high-calibre medical
graduates. After 1968, several other medical schools were set up in various
parts of Iraq, including three in Iraqi Kurdistan.