Tag Archives: The Lancet

Open Letter from Doctors: Let Us Treat Patients in Syria

lanA number of doctors are signatories to this powerful letter, published in the medical Journal Lancet, asking to be able to treat patients in Syria, without fear or interference.

Read the letter in The Lancet now.

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

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.