July 5, 2008
Iraqi Doctors Receive Donated Medical Textbooks at Spring Conference
Two hundred medical textbooks from UCLA MAA Books without Borders (which became Operation Medical Libraries) were prominently displayed and distributed to Iraqi physicians attending the United and Healthy Conference, which dovetailed with the 6th Annual Salah el Din Scientific Conference. Attendees were given the opportunity to browse through the collection and take as many textbooks as they wanted.
The first day of the spring conference focused on health issues. It was attended by physicians and government health officials from four northern Iraqi provinces, as well as the Director of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Dr. Julie Gerberding, the Commanding General of Multinational Division North, Major General Mark Hertling, the WHO Representative to Iraq, Dr. Naeema Al-Gaseer, the Multinational Corps-Iraq senior medical officer, COL (Dr.) Joseph Caravalho, and the Deputy Governor of Health, Dr. Hasan Zain Alabdin Naki.
Event summary and photographs were emailed on April 3, 2008 by Christopher L. Perdue MAJ, MC, FS MND-N Preventive Medicine Officer, stationed at Camp Speicher in Tikrit, Iraq