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Undercover Medicine: Treating Syria's wounded

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While people come to terms with the carnage in Houla, check out the awe-inspiring work of doctors and those on the frontline, featured in the Lancet Medical Journal world report. …Continue

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Typhoon Haiyan Recovery: progress and challenges

5 months on, progress has been made in the provision of health services for those affected by Super Typhoon Haiyan but vital gaps remain. Dr Sima Barmania reports in the Lancet medical journal.http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(14)60590-0/fulltextSee More
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World AIDS Day 2013: No time for complacency

Sitting in conversation with Professor Sharon Lewin in Bangkok, it is difficult not to be stunned into silence by her encyclopaedic knowledge of HIV. Lewin is a basic scientist, physician and head of the Department of Infectious Diseases, Monash University and Co-Chair of the international AIDS conference (AIDS 2014) being held in Melbourne next year.She also spearheads the ‘Towards an HIV Cure project’, an initiative of the International AIDS Society (IAS) which advocates a greater investment…See More
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The HPV vaccine: Preventing cervical cancer in the developing world

In a recent issue of the medical journal The Lancet, Professor Henry Kitchener, Emma Crosbie and colleagues publish a feature piece on Human papillomavirus and cervical cancer. Human papillomavirus (HPV) is the sexually transmitted virus which subsequently can cause cervical cancer. Many strains of HPV exist, however strains 16 and 18 of the virus are the cause of 70 per cent of cervical cancers worldwide.Therefore vaccination against HPV offers a highly effective method of preventing cervical…See More
Oct 13, 2013
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World Population Day 2013 – A spotlight on adolescent pregnancy

Thursday marked World Population Day 2013, the annual event spearheaded by the UN which seeks to raise awareness about population issues. This year’s theme focused on adolescent pregnancy which Dr Babatunde Osotimehin, Executive Director of UNFPA, the United Nations Population fund was keen to expand upon.Speaking with Dr Osotimehin, he says ardently: “The facts speak for themselves, around 16 million girls between the ages of 16 to 19 give birth a year, nine out of 10 are already married.”Dr…See More
Jul 14, 2013
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Islam in Thailand: A new way forward?

Islam in Thailand: A new way forward?The past weekend marked the start of the holy month of Ramadan in the Muslim calendar year; a time where Muslims fast, pray, self-reflect and endeavour to be better people.It seems apt then, that last week 4,000 people in Bangkok convened to discuss ways towards bettering the Muslim community, not just individually but collectively.In an event televised…See More
Jul 24, 2012
Charles C. Weisbecker commented on Dr Sima Barmania BMdsci MBBS MPH's blog post Women under siege: The use of rape as a weapon of war in Syria
"Thank you for the work you are doing.  Cate also brought up something as well which is some of my research on the phenomenon of sexual violence against men in armed conflict and genocide.  If anyone is interested in learning more they can…"
Jul 4, 2012
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" ...an even more marginalised group in such situations is men that are raped. They are made vulnerable by societal constructions and perceptions such as the attitude that men should be strong and acknowledgement of rape is a sign of…"
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"I am grateful for the article, and the reminder of the increase of rape as a weapon of war.  The cowardice that sustains and empowers degrading acts of sexual violence that renders women powerless in the moment and afterwards, needs to be…"
Jun 19, 2012
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Women under siege: The use of rape as a weapon of war in Syria

The announcement over the weekend to suspend the activities of UN observers in Syria represents a stark indication of the chaos unfolding within the country, as well as the “escalating violence”.Furthermore, over the course of the Syrian crisis there…See More
Jun 19, 2012
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Please feel free to provide a short bio about yourself or the work of your organization (no more than 3 paragraphs)
Dr Sima Barmania is a British Muslim medical doctor from London. Aside from her medical degree (MBBS) she has an Intercalated degree in Community health science and a Master’s in Public Health from The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. She has branched out of clinical medicine to focus on her passion for global health and currently is undertaking a PhD. She also is a regular blogger for the Independent
Please list the countries and/or regions in which you (or your organization) have direct and significant expertise
Papua New Guinea,
South Africa,
United Kingdom
Syria
India
What is your current country of residence (or location of your organization)?
United Kingdom
What is your current job (and organization) and/or where and what field are you studying?
Medical doctor/ PhD student focussing on HIV
What is your personal or organizational website?
http://blogs.independent.co.uk/author/dr-sima-barmania/
Which Languages do you speak Proficiently? (note we can not list all languages, only some major world languages or ones related to conflict regions)
Arabic, French
Which are your primary sectoral areas of expertise (or the primary sectoral areas of your organization) ?
Civil Society, Culture, Development, Health, Interfaith, Media, Psychosocial
Which are your primary skills areas(or the primary skill areas of your organization)?
Advocacy, Communication, Research, Qualitative Skills
If appropriate feel free to list several of your (or your organization's) publications
http://www.lancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(09)61054-0/fulltext

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/belief/2010/aug/27/papua-ne...

http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(10)62097-1/fulltext

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Typhoon Haiyan Recovery: progress and challenges

Posted on April 4, 2014 at 5:55am 0 Comments

5 months on, progress has been made in the provision of health services for those affected by Super Typhoon Haiyan but vital gaps remain. Dr Sima Barmania reports in the Lancet medical journal.

http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(14)60590-0/fulltext

World AIDS Day 2013: No time for complacency

Posted on December 1, 2013 at 2:49am 0 Comments

Sitting in conversation with Professor Sharon Lewin in Bangkok, it is difficult not to be stunned into silence by her encyclopaedic knowledge of HIV. Lewin is a basic scientist, physician and head of the Department of Infectious Diseases, Monash University and Co-Chair of the international AIDS conference (AIDS 2014) being held in Melbourne next year.

She also spearheads the ‘Towards an HIV Cure project’, an initiative of the International AIDS Society (IAS) which advocates a…

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The HPV vaccine: Preventing cervical cancer in the developing world

Posted on October 13, 2013 at 11:48pm 0 Comments

In a recent issue of the medical journal The Lancet, Professor Henry Kitchener, Emma Crosbie and colleagues publish a feature piece on Human papillomavirus and cervical cancer. Human papillomavirus (HPV) is the sexually transmitted virus which subsequently can cause cervical cancer. Many strains of HPV exist, however strains 16 and 18 of the virus are the cause of 70 per cent of cervical cancers worldwide.

Therefore vaccination against HPV offers a highly effective method of…

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World Population Day 2013 – A spotlight on adolescent pregnancy

Posted on July 14, 2013 at 3:41am 0 Comments

Thursday marked World Population Day 2013, the annual event spearheaded by the UN which seeks to raise awareness about population issues. This year’s theme focused on adolescent pregnancy which Dr Babatunde Osotimehin, Executive Director of UNFPA, the United Nations Population fund was keen to expand upon.

Speaking with Dr Osotimehin, he says ardently: “The facts speak for themselves, around 16 million girls between the ages of 16 to 19…

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