New Weapons Research Committee
Call to support the health of infants in Gaza, Palestine
After the 2014 war in Gaza, the number of newborns with serious health conditions has increased dramatically.
In mid-2016, 14% of infants had a 40% chance of dying within a month after birth.
A sharp increase in births before term or too small babies, and of babies with birth defects cause this strong increase in neonatal mortality, estimated at about 2000-2500 babies per year more than in the past.
The deterioration of the neonatal health can be stopped or at least reduced.
Long term effects of weapon use and of war remnants in Gaza
The modern wars do not stop at the closing of the hostilities but leave some environmentally stable contaminants, that accumulate in living and affect the health of the civilian population, always targeted, for years afterwards. How many years, we do not yet know.
Background: The UN has estimated that Israel’s attack on Gaza between 8 July and 26 August 2014 resulted in the deaths of 2204 Palestinians, mostly civilians, and thousands left with permanent disabilities.
Summary of findings from Surgery, Maternity and Pediatric Hospitals
More than 20 leading doctors and scientists* from the UK and Italy denounce ongoing Israeli military aggression in Gaza in a letter to The Lancet, published today.
“On the basis of our ethics and practice, we are denouncing what we witness in the aggression of Gaza by Israel,” write the authors. “We ask our colleagues, old and young professionals, to denounce this Israeli aggression.”
Appello per aiuto di primo soccorso medico a Gaza
Rivolto a professionisti di chirurgie, di anestesia, rianimazione e di primo soccorso
Testimony from Dr. Gilbert, Norwegian Physician Treating Wounded Civilians: "Stop the Bombing, End Israeli Impunity in Gaza". Interview at Democracy Now.
Paola Manduca interviewed by Genoa tv channel Primo Canale.
Intervista all'emittente genovese Primo Canale di Paola Manduca..
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Proofs of correlation to exposure to weapons used in attacks on Gaza with long term damages on reproductive health
Presented by Paola Manduca Professor of Genetics, DISTAV University of Genoa, Italy Results published in scientific Journals with referees 2009-2014 Contemporary weapons, contamination by toxic metals / teratogenic / carcinogenic and some of their long-term effects on the reproductive health of the population.
Proofs of correlation to exposure to weapons used in attacks on Gaza with long term damages on reproductive health.
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