Annie Sparrow

Annie Sparrow, a pediatrician and public health expert, is Assistant Professor of Global Health and Deputy Director of the Human Rights Program at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City. (February 2014)

  • 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.