ADVOCACY

Raising awareness about global health issues, engaging people in conversations, and helping to develop advocacy skills for healthcare professionals. 

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For our upcoming and most recent events click here

Recent publications and event blog posts

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Covid-19 among refugees in Greece: an avoidable catastrope. 

9th April 2020

Working in an advanced health system, our thoughts turn to refugees in Greece, where it takes little imagination to picture how rapidly SARS-CoV-2 could progress. 

What is the situation, and what needs to happen to avoid this catastrophe? 

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Dr Aula Abbara, Chair, wins Emerging Leader Alumni Award, Imperial College

February 2020

Aula has a passion not only for medicine, but also for educating and supporting other healthcare professionals. As well as working as a consultant clinician in infectious diseases and acute medicine, she teaches Imperial medical students and provides training for healthcare professionals affected by conflict. Click here to read the full article. 

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Our latest event blog, February 2020

We take a look back at our event of 4th December 2019. Click here to read the best bits from health care professionals who have become advocates. A group of inspirational Doctors share their thoughts about how we too can be advocates.

 

You can listen to a recording of the whole event from the link on the events page. 

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Humanitarian catastrophe for civilians in northwest Syria

BMJ 2020; 368 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.m451

On 6th February 2020 Aula Abbara and colleagues published an editorial in the BMJ which details the escalation of violence in Idlib governorate in north western Syria, the mass displacement, destruction of healthcare and the dangerous vetoes by UNSC (UN security council) members Russia and China on the cross-border aid resolution upon which 4 million people in Syria rely. 

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The Telegraph

On 24th December 2019 Jess Hanlon wrote in The Telegraph about conditions in Moria refugee camp, Lesvos, Greece. 

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