Tag Archives: Dr. Saleyha Ahsan

Dr. Saleyha Ahsan: Providing Medical Relief in the Syrian Conflict

saleyah assanDr. Saleyha Ahsan, a physician who works in the UK, describes her January 2013 trip to the Turkish border to help support emergency medical treatment for Syrians in this article from the medical journal, The Lancet.

Read: Providing medical relief in Syria’s conflict.

There is also a 7 November 2013 article from Dr. Ahsan, featured at the Foreign & Commonwealth Office of the UK, talking about her return trip to Syria in August of 2013.

Note: Dr. Ahsan is also on Facebook

Video Interview with Dr. Saleyha Ahsan

This SBS Dateline video interview features Dr. Saleyha Ahsan, an emergency doctor from London, talking about her experiences in Syria.


Go to the interview.

Providing Medical Relief in Syria’s Conflict

“…Medicine has become a weapon of war. Omar Khalili (name changed), a UK-based emergency medicine consultant working with the Syrian British Medical Society, explains how a hospital hit by an airstrike makes headline news on state television. ‘They call it a successful mission against terrorists.'”

Dr. Saleyha Ahsan reports on the difficulties in providing medical care in Syria, in this article in the medical journal, The Lancet.