Regrettably, it’s been almost a year since the last update on here due to other work pressures.
During that time, the global economic crisis has taken a lot of attention away from Iraq.
In that time there has been some semblance of peace in Basra, according to media reports. But much basic infrastructure seems some time away from being restored and there’s still rubbish and sewage in the streets. There have been outbreaks of TB and cholera in the city.
I’ll find out more about the situation soon, in particular how the hospital and its doctors, nurses and patients are coping, and then update this site accordingly, perhaps with a view to raising further awareness in the media.