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Russia is waging war on Ukrainian healthcare

Article initially published on July 5, 2020 in the Financial Times and written by Annie Sparrow. Read full article on ft.com

Health Care Under Fire

Sameer Al-Doumy/AFP/Getty Images Men inspecting a hospital damaged by an air strike in a rebel-controlled town, Eastern Ghouta, Syria, May 2017 Article initially published on June 23, 2022 in The New York Review of Books and written by Annie Sparrow Reviewed: Perilous...

Putin Is Targeting Ukrainian Hospitals. That’s a War Crime.

Workers attach a banner with a photo of a pregnant woman being carried on a stretcher after the bombing of a maternity ward in Mariupol during Russia's war in Ukraine that is displayed as part of an exhibition at the railway station in Vilnius, Lithuania on March 25,...

This Beijing Olympics, ‘Faster, Higher, Stronger’ also applies to Omicron

Article initially published in Equal Times on February 3rd, 2022 and written by Gabriella Selva and Annie Sparrow. Speaking of the Beijing Olympics, Chinese president Xi Jinping promises a “streamlined, safe and splendid Games”. International Olympic Committee (IOC)...

Are the Strict COVID Plans for the Beijing Olympics Necessary?

Article initially published in Medpagetoday on October 7, 2021 and written by Annie Sparrow Read full article on medpagetoday.com

Olympics: Unanswered questions about serious COVID-19 risks

Article initially published in The Hill on July 6, 2021 and written by Lisa M. Brosseau, SCD and Annie Sparrow M.D. With the Olympics less than three weeks away, time is running out, but there are still important precautions that could be implemented to avoid a...

Protecting Olympic Participants from Covid-19 — The Urgent Need for a Risk-Management Approach

Article initially published in The New England Journal of Medicine on July 1, 2021 and written by Annie K. Sparrow, M.D., M.P.H., Lisa M. Brosseau, Sc.D., Robert J. Harrison, M.D., M.P.H., and Michael T. Osterholm, Ph.D., M.P.H. In late July,...

How the IOC can avoid a COVID-19 superspreader Olympics

Getty Images Article initially published in The Hill on June 16, 2021 and written by Lisa Brosseau and Annie Sparrow. Amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, there is good reason to be extremely concerned that the International Olympics Committee (IOC) and the Japanese...

Considering BCG vaccination to reduce the impact of COVID-19

Article initially published in The Lancet on April 30, 2020 as part of the Issue 10236 in volume 395 (published on May 16, 2020) and written by Nigel Curtis, Annie Sparrow, Tedros A Ghebreyesus, Mihai G Netea In addition to its specific effect against tuberculosis,...

About Annie Sparrow

Annie Sparrow, MBBS, MRCP, FRACP, MPH, combines the clinical skills of an experienced practitioner with public-health expertise acquired from working in many of the world’s most devastating combat zones. She is an Associate Professor of Global Health at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City, where she teaches human rights and humanitarian aid in complex emergencies. An Australian, Dr. Sparrow spent most of her first ten postgraduate years practicing pediatric critical care in London and her native Perth. She began focusing on refugee health and human rights after a brief stint in Afghanistan under Taliban control in 1999.