[act-ma] 10/30 Inside Iraq: Destruction of a Public Health System

Charlie Welch cwelch at tecschange.org
Tue Oct 30 08:34:00 PDT 2007

The Harvard Anti-War Coalition presents

A View from Inside Iraq: 

Destruction of a Public Health System 
and Breeches of Medical Neutrality

MOVIE + TALK Shaista Aziz, Founding Member, Doctors for Iraq
Dr. Evan Lyon, Partners In Health 

Tuesday, October 30th, 5:30pm
Parlor Room, Phillips Brooks House

Shaista Aziz is an emergency relief worker and a journalist who has
reported for the BBC and Al Jazeera throughout the Middle East. Beyond
speaking to the health and humanitarian situation she witnessed in Iraq, Ms. 
Aziz will provide context from her experience in Palestine, Lebanon, and 
throughout the region.

Dr. Evan Lyon, a community health clinician and activist, has worked
extensively with Partners In Health. He will briefly discuss the human and
financial toll of the war in Iraq.


Doctors For Iraq is a medical, humanitarian, right to health organization
established by a group of Iraqi doctors in Baghdad following the US invasion
in 2003. Doctors For Iraq was established to provide emergency medical aid
to civilians in the conflict areas of Iraq and to advocate on the right to
health for patients, doctors and medical staff.  The organization has also
worked to document the humanitarian crisis in Iraq. www.doctorsforiraq.org

Partners In Health is a health, advocacy, and social justice organization
founded in Boston and rural Haiti in 1987.  Currently active in 9 countries,
Partners In Health (PIH) works through community partners to reinforce - and
when necessary rebuild - ailing public health systems with a goal of
providing quality medical care for the world's poorest and most
vulnerable.  www.pih.org

 Harvard Anti-War Coalition is a newly-formed group of students at Harvard 
working to organize and energize student opposition to the war. It meets on 
Fridays at 6pm at the Phillips Brooks House. In order to get involved, please 
send an email to harvardsds at gmail.com.

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