From Barefoot Doctors to Professors of Medicine in 75 Years

29/05/2018 - 18:00
Dr Adel Aulaqi
London Middle East Institute at SOAS (LMEI)

The British–Yemeni Society in association with the London Middle East Institute at SOAS invites you to a presentation by Dr Adel Aulaqi under the title From Barefoot Doctors to Professors of Medicine in 75 Years. The event will take place on Tuesday 29 May 2018 at 18:00 in the LMEI building 21 Russell Square, London WC1B 5EA. A drinks reception will follow the talk. 

Dr Aulaqi, a committee member of the Society, will give a light-hearted presentation on how the healthcare system in South Arabia was developed and modernised. Healthcare in Yemen has made enormous strides over the second half of the 20th century and Dr Aulaqi will offer a historical overview based on his personal experiences. Copies of the book will be available on the day for £10.00 each. The author has kindly offered to give £3.00 per book sold to the British–Yemeni Society Yemen Appeal.

Adel Aulaqi MB, ChB. FRCSEd. DTM&H, MFPM, MA (History) is a retired physician who qualified at the University of Edinburgh and specialises in tropical diseases and general surgery. He served as Director of Medical Services of the Aden Refinery medical division from 1978 to late 1982 and worked closely with the Ministry of Health of the People's Democratic Republic of Yemen (PDRY). He subsequently spent twelve years in pharmaceutical medicine, initially as medical adviser (Middle East and Africa) after which he took charge of worldwide Phase IV clinical trials programme at the Wellcome Foundation Research Laboratories (UK) until 1995. In 2008 he gained an MA in History from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London, where his dissertation was on the development of the health services in South Arabia under British rule (1937–1967). He holds a deep interest in Yemen’s health care system(s), and visits family and friends in Yemen regularly.

Tickets at the door; Members: £5.00; non-Members: £10.00; Students: free. 

For catering purposes, please notify the secretary, Audrey Allfree, if you wish to attend. E-mail: / landline: 020 77313260.