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Ghassan Abu-Sittah, Omar Dewachi, Vinh-Kim Nguyen, and Jonathan Whittall

بيان: بشأن طب النزاعات

[المصدر: موقع اطباء بلا حدود]

لقد أوجدت النزاعات المتفاقمة في الشرق الأوسط تحديات غير مسبوقة لأنظمة الرعاية الصحية و للاختصاصيين الطبيين، و يهدف هذا البيان لتسليط الضوء على الحاجة لفهم أفضل للمسارات و التبعات المختلفة لحالات الإصابة و الإصابة المتكررة في خضم بيئة الحروب المتغيرة. إن النزاعات القائمة في كل من العراق و سوريا و ليبيا و اليمن تتركز بصورة متزايدة في مناطق التجمعات السكانية و هي تؤدي لإصابات مرتفعة في أوساط المدنيين و المتحاربين على حد سواء. و قد غدا التمييز بين المدنيين و المتحاربين أمرا ...

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Conflict Medicine: A Manifesto

[Palestinian surgeons operating in Al-Shifa Hospital in the Gaza Strip, July 2014. Image: Ghassan Abu-Sittah.]

Contemporary protracted conflicts across the Middle East have presented health systems and professionals with unprecedented challenges. The objective of this manifesto on conflict medicine is to highlight the need for a better understanding of the different pathways of injury and re-injury within the changing ecology of war. Ongoing conflicts in Iraq, Syria, Libya, and Yemen are taking place in urban settings and result in high casualties among civilians and combatants ...

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Ghassan Abu-Sittah, Omar Dewachi, Vinh-Kim Nguyen, and Jonathan Whittall


Ghassan Abu-Sittah is co-director of the Conflict Medicine Program at the American University of Beirut. He is affiliated with the Department of Plastic Surgery at the AUB Medical Center.

Omar Dewachi is co-director of the Conflict Medicine Program and is an assistant professor of medical anthropology and public health at the American University of Beirut (AUB). He trained as a medical doctor in Iraq during the 1990s and received his PhD in Social Anthropology from Harvard University in 2008. He teaches a variety of courses on social medicine, global health and medical anthropology. His research interests include biopolitics, war, colonialism, global health, and the Iraqi state. He has conducted ethnographic fieldwork on the exodus of Iraqi doctors to Britain and across the Middle East. Currently, he is conducting research on Iraqi patients seeking medical care in Beirut for cancer and war-related injuries. He is finishing a book manuscript titled Ungovernable Life: War and Mandatory Medicine in Iraq. He leads the War and Global Health Working Group at AUB and is one of the contributors to the Costs of War Project at Brown University.

Vinh-Kim Nguyen is a professor in the Department of Anthropology and Sociology of Development, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies Geneva, and the Department of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Montréal School of Public Health.

Jonathan Whittall is Head of Humanitarian Analysis for Médecins Sans Frontières, where he leads a team within the General Directorate in Brussels that conducts research and provides strategic operational support on the thematics of negotiated access, the challenges facing the aid system, and support for refugees and migrants. He has worked extensively in support of MSF operations in Afghanistan, Lebanon, Syria, Ukraine, and South Sudan, among other conflict contexts. He holds a Master’s degree in Humanitarian Studies and a PhD from the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine. He is based out of Beirut and can be found on Twitter @offyourrecord.