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UK based Iraqi doctor named as health minister

BMJ 2007; 335 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.39293.687245.DB (Published 02 August 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;335:224
  1. Owen Dyer
  1. London

    Iraqi doctors last week gathered in London with representatives of international relief agencies to discuss health policy and humanitarian aid efforts in their wartorn country. The Iraq Health Crisis Conference, organised by the health charity Medact, also heard from Sabah Sadik, a psychiatrist from Kent, whom the Iraqi government has named as the country's next health minister.

    Dr Sadik, currently the medical director of Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust, is expected to leave Britain this summer to start his new job. He is the sole nominee for the post vacated by Ali al-Shemari, one of six …

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