About This Event
On Sunday, Feb. 23rd, American Islamic College held a Film Screening of the heart-wrenching documentary, The Cave, which follows Dr. Amani Ballour and her team into the subterranean, makeshift Syrian hospital in the heart of besieged Eastern Al Ghouta.
Dr. Nour Akhras, a dedicated physician of Syrian origins, led a robust discussion following the screening. Dr. Akhras has been involved in relief medicine since the Syrian crisis began in 2011; she’s treated Syrian refugees in Turkey and Greece and is calling for the world’s attention on Idlib and the genocide taking place in Syria. Dr. Akhras is a board member of MedGlobal, which serves communities around the world who need humanitarian and medical assistance.
A member of the audience asked what could be done. Dr. Akhras replied:,
- Raise awareness
- Call your representative
Location: Auditorium, Main Building
Date & Time: February 23, 2020 at 2:00pm; discussion to follow
Address: 640 W Irving Park Rd, Chicago, IL 60613
Parking: Located at 640 W Irving Park Rd
and 613 W Bittersweet Pl (rear of main building)
Speaker: Dr. Nour Akhras
Nour Akhras is a board-certified pediatric infectious diseases physician and mother of four young children. Akhras has been involved in relief medicine since the inception of the Syrian crisis in 2011 and have traveled to Turkey and Greece to treat Syrian refugee children. Her most recent medical mission was to war-torn Yemen in September of 2018.
MedGlobal is a young NGO that started in August of 2018. Since then, they have served over 150,000 patients in 14 countries. They are dedicated to creating a world without healthcare disparity.
Learn more about MedGlobal here.