Annie Sparrow

Annie Sparrow, a medical doctor, is an Assistant Professor at the Arnhold Global Health Institute at the Icahn School of ­Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York. (May 2015)

  • Fighting Polio in Syria: Save the Children Responds

    August 27, 2014

    In response to Annie Sparrow’s recent article on the public health crisis in Syria and in particular the threat of polio, The New York Review has received the following statement from Save the Children-UK. A reply by Sparrow is posted beneath the statement.

  • Syria: The Other Threat

    August 12, 2014

    The threat of epidemics spreading from Syria to surrounding countries has grown with frightening speed. Now polio has spilled across the border into Iraq.

  • Syria's Assault on Doctors

    November 3, 2013

    Bashar al-Assad’s counterinsurgency strategy appears to be deliberately targeting the civilian population and medical facilities in rebel areas, in order to deprive the armed opposition of its support.