Dr. Unni Karunakara, international president of Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), met yesterday in Geneva with a Bahraini parliamentary delegation that included the Minister of Human Rights Dr. Salah Bin Ali Abdularahman.

Dr. Karunakara raised issues related to the need for impartial access to health care in Bahrain, and the obligation of medical staff to provide health care regardless of patients’ political or sectarian affiliations.

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Across North Africa and the Middle East, MSF has been supplying and assisting hospitals and health structures where medical staff face increased numbers of injured people.

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As civil unrest leads to violent clashes in a number of countries in the Middle Eastern and Mediterranean regions, MSF emergency staff are helping to fill gaps in the medical services for people injured in the protests.

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