"As an example of a holistic, environmentally-sound, community-focused and patient-centred approach to healthcare, the Sambhavna Clinic is way ahead of anything I have ever visited or worked in, anywhere in the world."

Dr John Hurst, Senior Lecturer, Honorary Consultant, UCL Medical School / Royal Free Hampstead NHS, London

Raghu Rai

Raghu Rai

This famous, terrible and tender picture was taken by Magnum photographer Raghu Rai on the morning of December 3rd, 1984, after the night of horror in Bhopal when a huge cloud of poison gas 500 times more toxic than hydrogen cyanide spewed from a factory belonging to Union Carbide Corporation.

Thousands died in hideous ways. As the sun rose on streets full of corpses, Raghu found himself in a graveyard where a man was burying his young daughter. The father had covered the tiny body but then, unable to bear parting from her, brushed the earth away for one last look.

For the Bhopalis this picture has come to symbolise over 30 years of unimaginable suffering, an injustice never righted, crimes unpunished, and a community that most of the world has forgotten.

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Children of Bhopal

Children of Bhopal

Something very shameful is happening in Bhopal and hardly anyone knows about it. Children are being born dead and malformed in numbers not seen since the spate of horrific births that followed the gas catastrophe of 1984.

Mention Bhopal and most people think of the horrific events of 3rd December 1984, when the city was devastated by a huge leak of poison gas from a pesticide factory owned by US chemical giant Union Carbide.

Thousands died in agony, choking, blinded by gas that burned their eyes and seared their lungs. More than half a million were injured. Today in the city, upwards of 150,000 people are still chronically ill from the injuries suffered on that night. The death toll has reached more than 25,000.

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Fiona’s Thames Path Walk 2019

Fiona Mackey, at a very sprightly 79, describes herself as ‘having aged slightly’ since she last completed a fundraising challenge for the BMA. In 2016 Fiona walked 62 miles along the Thames path, in aid of our appeal, and now apologises for her forthcoming walk being a meagre 49! Fiona speaks about her latest fundraising […]

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Chingari Physiotherapist Featured on TV

Dr. Sanjay Gour, a Physiotherapist at the Chingari Trust Rehabilitation Centre, was invited recently to appear on health-related programme ‘Ayush’ on Indian TV Channel Doordarshan. The episode featuring Dr. Gour was broadcast on 25th May and focussed on the use of  physiotherapy to treat children suffering from Down’s Syndrome. Umer Ahmed, a child registered at […]

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Safety and Health at the Heart of the Future of Work

The International Labour Organization (ILO) was the first specialised agency of the United Nations and has a mandate to advance social justice and promote decent work by setting international labour standards. Within the UN, its tripartite structure is unique to the ILO where representatives from the government, employers and employees openly debate and create labour […]

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