Saleyha Ahsan

Incendiary Bombs are Killing Kids in Syria

For weeks, the Syrian Air Force had been bombing the Damascus suburb of Daraya. But on the morning of Nov. 16, 2012, something was different.

Posted by Mary Wareham on 11 November 2013 | 0 Comments

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Saving Syria's Children blog for DFID

I went to Syria in December 2012, invited by UK based NGO Hand in Hand for Syria. My first view of Atmeh refugee camp, close to the Turkish border, was of a vast sea of muddy white tents.

Posted by Saleyha Ahsan on 6 November 2013 | 0 Comments

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Interview with Anjali Rao, SBS World News

SBS anchor Anjali Rao describes 'Saving Syria's Children' as one of the most powerful stories she had ever seen, in an interview with Saleyha Ahsan. 

Posted by Saleyha Ahsan on 22 October 2013 | 0 Comments

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Healthcare workers in Syria need international protection.

As an emergency doctor I was integrated into one of the most challenging medical environments I have ever worked in. Would there be reprisals? Would Assad unleash chemical warfare? It was a significant fear among the majority of us, as we checked our dwindling atropinesupplies and thought through mass casualty decontamination plans.

Posted by Saleyha Ahsan on 21 October 2013 | 0 Comments

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Trust Me I'm A Doctor, Saleyha Ahsan on BMI and fruit smoothies, BBC Two, Series 1

Dr Saleyha Ahsan investigates if Body Mass Index (BMI) is the best way to predict health. She teams up with Professor Janice Thompson to test 11 volunteers.

Posted by Saleyha Ahsan on 10 October 2013 | 0 Comments

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Sunday Nights

'Saleyha Ahsan is a former British Army officer and an emergency medicine doctor who's just returned from Syria, where she was volunteering in makeshift hospitals in the north of the country, near the Turkish border.

Posted by Saleyha Ahsan on 6 October 2013 | 63 Comments

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In Syria, Doctors Beware

LONDON — There is something deeply unpalatable about doctors being attacked, detained or killed for doing their job. Yet, as an open letter published in The Lancet by 55 prominent international doctors highlights, the “deliberate and systematic” targeting of medical personnel and hospitals is a fact of life in Syria today.

Posted by Saleyha Ahsan on 3 October 2013 | 1 Comments

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In Syria, doctors are dying before they can save lives.

People in Syria have become proficient in gazing at the sky. It’s not clouds or stars they are looking out for but government fighter jets. One recent afternoon, we were standing outside a field hospital in northern Syria, close to an area captured by the Free Syrian Army.

Posted by Saleyha Ahsan on 2 October 2013 | 0 Comments

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