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Undercover Medicine: Treating Syria's wounded

Started May 27, 2012 0 Replies

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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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
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?
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
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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.


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…


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…


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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At 8:08am on October 10, 2011, Michael Orrell said…

I feel that the weight of the issue happens in the first years. The scars incurred there endure. If the emotional tools are strengthened, an individual has a chance to weather the storms.

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