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    • Syria’s War Against Medicine

      Posted on September 27, 2012

      On Monday, the Global Post published Inside Syria: One Hospital’s Story, which offers a glimpse into an emergency room in Aleppo, Syria, flooded with wounded Syrians. “I didn’t see this amount of blood in my entire life,” says Osman al-Haj Osman, the doctor running the emergency room. “Our army kills us randomly.” A thin man with deep circles… Read more

    • Medicine as a Weapon in Syria and Beyond

      Posted on February 27, 2012

      A recent editorial in The Lancet issued a dire warning to the international medical community: medicine is a weapon of war in Syria. It is just the latest in a series of reportsfrom across the Middle East on how medical care and medical professionals and facilities are being used to inflict politically-motivated violence. Theeditorial references a recent… Read more

    • Health Workers as Pawns of Warfare

      Posted on February 3, 2012

      Last week, NPR reported a major humanitarian group’s decision to stop treating patients from detention centers in Misrata, Libya. According tothe report,“torture was so rampant that some detainees were brought for care only to make them fit for further interrogation.” While it must have been heart-wrenching to walk away from the detention centers, knowing some… Read more

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