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British Iraqi doctors set up charity to support Iraq's mental health services

BMJ 2003; 327 doi: (Published 09 October 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:832
  1. Owen Dyer
  1. London

    A group of British Iraqi mental health professionals last week founded a new charity to support Iraq's crumbling mental health services. The Iraqi Mental Health Foundation UK will focus on training and academic liaison, said founding member Dr Riadh Abed.

    Dr Abed, a consultant psychiatrist at Rotherham District General Hospital, said 34 psychiatrists, psychologists, and social workers, all of Iraqi descent, had met and formed the organisation after hearing of the troubles faced by their colleagues in Iraq.

    Having recently returned from Baghdad, …

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