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Letters Health in Gaza

The maiming fields of Gaza

BMJ 2018; 362 doi: (Published 13 August 2018) Cite this as: BMJ 2018;362:k3299
  1. Derek Summerfield, honorary senior clinical lecturer1,
  2. David Halpin, retired orthopaedic and trauma surgeon2,
  3. Swee Ang, consultant trauma and orthopaedic surgeon3,
  4. Andrea Balduzzi, researcher in zoology (retired)4,
  5. Franco Camandona, consultant gynaecologist5,
  6. Gianni Tognoni, researcher in cardiovascular pharmacology6,
  7. Ireo Bono, oncologist7,
  8. Marina Rui, researcher in chemistry4,
  9. Vittorio Agnoletto, professor in globalisation and public health8
  1. 1Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King’s College, University of London, London, UK
  2. 2Exeter, UK
  3. 3Barts Health, London, UK
  4. 4University of Genoa, Genoa, Italy
  5. 5Department of Maternal and Infant Health, Ospedali Galiera, Genoa, Italy
  6. 6Mario Negri Institute, Milan, Italy
  7. 7Savon, Italy
  8. 8University of Milan, Milan
  1. derek.summerfield{at}

The BMJ reports on Gaza’s post-conflict health infrastructure.1 Since 30 March 2018, Palestinians civilians who have been living as refugees in Gaza since 1948 have been gathering in mass, unarmed demonstrations about their political predicament and the ongoing effects of the 12 year long Israeli siege. Since 2014 Israel has further tightened the passage of essential medicines and equipment into Gaza, where hospitals are depleted of …

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