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18:00 1 February 2011
Medicine and conflict in Palestine
LG04 Lecture Theatre |
26 Bedford Way | London | WC1H 0DS |
Dr. Ang Swee Chai
Dr. Ang Swee Chai is the first female consultant orthopaedic surgeon to be appointed at Barts Hospital. In 1982, she went to Beirut to help civilian war victims there. She was the surgeon on duty during the Sabra and Shatila massacres, and then went on to Jerusalem to testify as an eyewitness before the Kahan Commission of Inquiry into the genocide. In 1987, Dr Ang Swee Chai was awarded the ‘Star of Palestine’, the highest award for service to the Palestinian people. On her return to Britain, she organized the charity, Medical Aid for Palestinians.
She is going to talk about her 28 years of experience working with Palestinians in conflict zones from Lebanon, 1982 to Gaza, 2011.
There will be a Q/A after the event, and refreshments will be served.
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