Iraqi doctors overseas are asked to go back home and helpBMJ 2003; 327 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.327.7427.1306-d (Published 04 December 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:1306
- Ioana Vlad
Dr Khudair Abbas, Iraq's interim minister of health, has asked Iraqi doctors currently working overseas to go back to Iraq, even for short periods, to advise and train local doctors.
Speaking at a seminar at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Dr Abbas said that among the problems of postwar Iraq were the lack of doctors and the inadequate training of the existing ones.
During the three wars that Iraq has gone through since the Iran-Iraq conflict in 1980 no …