"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

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 28 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

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 100,000 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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Special Mention for Sambhavna Clinic in TEDMED Q&A

Robin Guenther is Principal at global architecture and design firm Perkins+Will and a Senior Advisor to Health Care Without Harm. In her TEDMED talk of 2014 ‘Why Hospitals Are Making Us Sick’ she explores some often ill-considered connections between health and environmental design. In her online Q&A she is asked if there is anything else […]

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A Charming Peg Doll Fundraiser

We thank our loyal supporters for their individual fundraising initiatives which continue to generate revenue and awareness for the BMA all around the UK. Olivia Dell has been fundraising for the BMA since July 2008 and specialises in stocking traditionally hand-woven textiles from around the world in her studio in Stroud, along with embroidered ethnic […]

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