05/06 "The Wounds of Gaza"

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Jun 3, 2009, 6:56:03 AM6/3/09
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Time & Date
20:00 - 21:15, Friday 5th June

Venue
North Harrow Assembly Hall, Station Road, London, HA2 6AE

Subject of Talk
"The Wounds of Gaza"

Speaker's Profile
Dr. Ang Swee Chai was born in Penang, West Malaysia, and raised in Singapore. She graduated from the University of Singapore in 1973. She proceeded to further her studies in the United Kingdom, where she later became the first female orthopaedic surgeon consultant appointed at the St Bartholomew’s Hospital in London.

She is also the author of "From Beirut to Jerusalem", in which she describes her experiences first hand as a doctor in Palestine at the time of the Sabra and Shatila massacres.The atrocities she witnessed there prompted Dr. Swee, who is a Christian, and initially a supporter of the Israeli state, to become an advocate for the rights of the Palestinians. Upon her return from Palestine, moved by the medical needs of civilians caught in the Middle East conflict, Dr. Swee formed the British charity Medical Aid for Palestinians (MAP).

During the recent Israeli invasion earlier this year, Dr. Swee travelled to Gaza with Dr. Ghassan Abu Sittah and subsequently wrote an article entitled "The Wounds of Gaza". On 2nd February 2009, The Lancet Medical Journal's Global Health Network online published Dr. Swee and Dr. Abu Sitta's article. To read the article, please click here.



Light refreshments will be served after the talk. For more information about the venue and how to get there, please click here.
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