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


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Recent publications and event blog posts


"The UN's global climate conference has been delayed by coronavirus - and doctors are angry about it"

The Independent, 2nd June 2020 

The UN’s climate change conference, first planned for November 2020 in Glasgow, has been pushed back once again, from May to November 2021. This comes after over 4,500 health professionals from across the global medical workforce last week signed a joint letter to G20 leaders calling for an economic recovery from Covid-19 that prioritises health and the environment.



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? 


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. 


Health professionals as advocates: should we do it?

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. 


Humanitarian catastrophe for civilians in northwest Syria

BMJ 2020; 368 doi:

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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Human beings seeking refuge do not deserve this hell

The Telegraph

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

I'm a GP registrar - here's what's going to happen to the NHS now

The Independent

On 17th December 2019 Rita Issa wrote in The Independent about what a Conservative Government may mean for the NHS

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