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Cesar Chelala

Unending Woes – Dr Cesar Chelala

Iraq’s dismal health situation is testimony to the invasion of the country by foreign forces, including now the takeover of important parts of its territory by Isil. The Iraqi people have been the subject of mass executions, rape, torture…

Non-Intervention – Dr Cesar Chelala

The disastrous consequences of the recent aggressions against Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria, Yemen and Ukraine, to name just a few, show the urgent need to revive the principle of non-intervention into another state. This principle of…

Ebola Lessons – Cesar Chelala

As the Ebola outbreak continues claiming victims, albeit at a reduced rate, it is time to reflect on what we have learned so far in dealing with this serious infection. Although its impact is mainly in a relatively reduced geographical…

To Break The Embargo – Cesar Chelala

The normalisation of relations with Cuba – a long-delayed measure – offers the opportunity to lift the embargo on the island. An initial measure could be to open the medical communication channels between American and Cuban doctors.…

The Antidote – Cesar Chelala

There is a clear connection between poverty and a lack of education. Although overall access to education has risen markedly over the past decade, poor children are still less likely to attend school or be enrolled in school and also more…

Sanctions Will Backfire – Cesar Chelala

Sanctions against Russia are undoubtedly having a negative effect on the Russian economy and the political climate in the country. But they are also negatively affecting both the US and the European economies which, particularly the latter,…

The Unlearned Lesson – Cesar Chelala

On a rainy morning on April 1958, in Washington DC, Ezra Pound – then a seventy-two year-old man – was declared “incurably insane” by Judge Bolitha J Laws, who set him free. As he prepared to leave for Italy Pound declared, “Any man who…

Our Children – Cesar Chelala

A friend who lives in Tel Aviv told me, “We are so shocked by the death of this little four-year-old boy….he was such a beautiful child. The whole country is in shock.” She was referring to the death of Daniel Tragerman, who was killed in…

Ebola Lesson – Cesar Chelala

One of the lessons of the fast spreading Ebola epidemic is the need to improve African countries’ public health services, which have suffered the consequences of decades of neglect. Africa now needs rapidly upgrading those services, as well…