Omar Dewachi Guest Editor of Special Issue on Health and Body Politic in the Middle East
Omar Dewachi recently guest edited a special issue of the journal Middle East Report (MERIP) on health and body politic in the Middle East.
“Health care workers are finding it increasingly difficult to work in settings of violent conflict and insecurity, rapidly declining health care systems, pervasive corruption and widespread economic mismanagement—all amidst the waning capacity of states to improve the health and wellbeing of their populace. While the Middle East region trains a lot of doctors, few end up staying. The winter issue of Middle East Report explores the interactions of the body politic with health and medicine and examines the entanglements of physical bodies in the institutional and political processes that govern them.”