News The People's Health Movement Assembly, Cuenca, Ecuador 18-23 July

Iraq doctor tells of health crimes

BMJ 2005; 331 doi: (Published 28 July 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;331:252
  1. Ronald Labonte
  1. Cuenca

    Delegates to the People's Health Movement assembly in Cuenca (18-23 July) also heard of alleged crimes against health in Iraq.

    Iraqi physician Dr Salam Ismael claimed in a passionate testimony that “Crimes against health have been committed for two years in my country, and no one knows about them.” Speaking on behalf of the organisation Doctors for Iraq, he described a number of alleged violations to human rights since occupation.

    The organisation of 250 doctors was founded in 2003 to do research, give humanitarian relief, and promote the right to health. It …

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