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Fw: [casi] Contacts (REPLY)

I suggest contacting:
(1) In Iraq - Dr Anwar Barnouti, an Iraqi physician. I am including a
letter from him which highlights the crisis in Iraq.
(2) In the UK: Mr Muzahim Al-Jalili (Committee for University of Mosul
Library <>.
(3) Look at our website for any other information <>
Best wishes

Dr Ismail Jalili
National Chairman

A letter from Iraq (Dr Anwar Barnouti, MRCP, Baghdad)

The medical services has been devastated by three wars during the last
25 years plus 13 years of sanctions, and the negligence of the previous
regime, the infrastructure including hospitals and medical clinics were
damaged or destroyed, the medical services almost collapsed, the
standards of medical schools deteriorated, the morale and scientific
standard dropped, this dehumanization and insult was reflected on
Patients, and patient care declined to near zero standards, many young
doctors suffered from poverty and had to leave the medical profession
and work in another job that pays money to live, many left the country.
The young doctors suffered the most (house officers, senior house
officers, registrars) they had no rights as human beings, as doctors, or
citizens, their salary was about 2 dollars a month!! the conditions in
the medical residence were appalling , the food was terrible , the air
Conditions were not working, the working hours were exhausting, all this
was reflected on the patients which were treated badly, and they victims
number one. The policy of the previous regime destroyed the scientific,
moral, ethical, humanitarian, side of the medical profession,

Now after the regime has changed and the Security Council has approved
lifting sanctions, we Iraqis are trying to rebuild our country. British
Doctors were in Iraq and their contribution in establishing hospitals
and medical colleges will never be forgotten,

We need help

We need help in all aspects, including medical journals, CD-ROMs,
medical books, open internet access to the medical journals and
libraries, refreshing training courses to update the senior doctors,
jobs and possibly scholarships for junior doctors and post graduate
studies, we will be honoured to invite lecturers to come to Baghdad, we
also will look forward of having the part one of the MRCP FRCS MRCOG
exam in Baghdad, as it was in the late seventies, when the security
conditions are established  .
In the future would it be possible to consider to look into the prospect
of establishing a new medical school and hospital (may be private
sector) like the one in Lebanon (AUB) or the gulf.

We know that security must be established to start reconstruction of our
medical social and economic infrastructure, and we hope that it will
improve gradually in the future

We are confident that you will participate actively and dynamically

Anwar Barnouti MRCP (UK)

>----- Original Message -----
>From: "nermin" <>
>To: <>; <>
>Sent: Monday, June 16, 2003 1:33 PM
>Subject: Re: [casi] Contacts
>> hi tony
>> plz send me more info myself and Ghazwan might be able to help them.
>> regards
>> nermin
>> >-----Original Message-----
>> >From: []
>> >Sent: Monday, June 16, 2003 08:05 AM
>> >To:
>> >Subject: [casi] Contacts
>> >
>> >Dear CASI members,
>> >
>> >Some NZ/Iraqis have asked me if I could help them to contact Iraqis
>> >engaged in medical or other university teaching in Iraq. They want to be
>> >able to go there, taking medical and other journals - as much as possible
>> >expect on disk - and need to find people to deliver them to.
>> >
>> >I haven't spoken to them about visas and travel, but they are doctors and
>> >lecturers and engineers, so although some of them have been out of Iraq
>> >for some time, I guess they know more about that than I do.
>> >
>> >Can anyone on the list please help with contact addresses, conditions of
>> >operating under the "Authority" or any other useful info.?
>> >
>> >Thanks,
>> >
>> >Tony Maturin.
>> >
>> >
>> >
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