By Sarah Jawad
How student participation has affected the way we engage with medical issues in developing countries
The developing world is as fascinating as it is horrifying in the context of its medical issues. Prior to the past decade, individual elective terms, and the occasional voluntary placements abroad more or less made up the contact medical students, and indeed other students in Britain, would have with the developing world. However, there has recently been a shift in student attitudes....
Having endured three brutal wars in less than thirty years, exacerbated by more than twelve years of UN sanctions, Iraq has witnessed both its physical and civil infrastructure crumble, leaving behind a humanitarian crisis of an unimaginable scale
The health system
The Iraqi health system did not escape the wrath of the conflict. In addition to the structural damage that health buildings, telecommunications systems and the road networks suffered, the mass looting that ensued as a result...
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