New Weapons Research Committee

The Gaza shootings: a massive orthopaedic crisis and mass disability

I am the Head of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in Gaza and I am writing in follow-up of the rapid response “The Maiming Fields of Gaza” of 4 May. (1) As of 18 May, the death and injury toll, rising every day, is 117 dead, including 13 children, and no less than 12,271 injured. 6,760 have been hospitalised, including 3,598 with bullet wounds. 19 clearly identified medics have been shot to date. (2)

A study of the relationship between the exposure of pregnant women to military attacks and heavy metal contaminants in newborns

Metal contamination of humans in war areas has rarely been investigated. Weaponry’s heavy metals become environmentally stable war remnants and accumulate in living things.

 

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First Global Congress in Conflict Medicine

Long term risks of increase in NCD in war aftermath: changes in reproductive health in Gaza, Palestine, factors involved, and legacies.

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Call to support the health of infants in Gaza, Palestine

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.

Gaza, alert by doctors and scientist accounting, by scientific research, for "unseen victims"

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.

The impact of the 50-day Israeli aggression on Gaza's children

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.  

Changes in newborn congenital diseases in Gaza under attacks

Summary of findings from Surgery, Maternity and Pediatric Hospitals

The Lancet: Leading doctors and scientists denounce Gaza violence

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.”

Call for aid in Gaza - Reserved to professionals - in Italian

Appello per aiuto di primo soccorso medico a Gaza

Rivolto a professionisti di chirurgie, di anestesia, rianimazione e di primo soccorso

Norwegian Physician Treating Wounded Civilians: "Stop the Bombing"

Testimony from Dr. Gilbert, Norwegian Physician Treating Wounded Civilians: "Stop the Bombing, End Israeli Impunity in Gaza". Interview at Democracy Now.

 


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