Medicine beyond frontiers
We quickly become immune to the images of poverty and violence that bombard us throught he media every day. Noor Kadhim asks us to think a little deeper about the plight of medical students in Iraq
- By: Noor Kadhim
These days, news of a suicide bomb going off in Iraq and killing innocent people is nothing new. It is predictable, almost expected. Harsh, but true. But how many of us stop to consider just what day to day life is like for the living—the daily survivors—who must endure the ongoing fear, pain, and terror? What of the patients who have been deprived of proper treatment and drugs since sanctions were imposed after the Gulf war back in the 1990s? What about the doctors and other healthcare professionals forced to flee the country, only to return to a city liberated yet devastated of resources. And le's not forget the students, their initial ambitious dreams left tattered now by a succession of sanctions, the crippling effects of a brutal regime, and the chaos of foreign occupation and terrorist activity in the aftermath of war.
To discover just how different the perspective