Viewing entries tagged with 'medicine'
The start of a shift and I brace myself as I walk into the waiting area. A huge number of people are already there, waiting to be called. I try to avoid eye contact. It's like entering an arena but I feel more like the sacrificial lamb than a gladiator.
Dr Abbas Khan's death in detention this week is yet another tragic headline to digest within the tapestry of the Syrian war. I cannot begin to imagine the last 13 months of his life. How it must feel to find yourself detained in a cell, starved and tortured, for essentially being...
'Dr Saleyha Ahsan, Emergency department medical doctor and ex-British Army, went down to the Wellcome Collection's 'Medicine Man' Exhibition - investigating medical equipment from the past to see how it compared with the modern tools she uses in her A&E today.' Discovery
Two weeks ago we braced ourselves for US military strikes in Syria. I have been based in a northern Syrian hospital, working under the umbrella of non-governmental organisation Hand in Hand for Syria, and being filmed for BBC Panorama.
Healthcare professionals in Syria caring for the war-wounded are deliberately targeted, says the International Rescue Committee's in its recently publishedCommission on Syrian Refugees report.
The once-white tents stretched as far as the eye could see. Three days of pouring rain had created a wet landscape of small lakes and tiny streams. Barefoot children played in freezing muddy water. It was just before Christmas and I was in Atmeh refugee camp, North Syria, home to...