Sadr City is rarely described in the press, except to discuss its crushing poverty or the violence of its neighborhood militias.
Dr. Haseeba is a well known and well regarded doctor who lives in Baghdad. She has been on television many times talking about her work as a doctor and the situation in Baghdad.
She has a clinic in Sadr City and has worked as a medical doctor for 40 years in Baghdad. She has seen many things, having lived and practiced medicine through three wars and much political turmoil in Iraq.
She discusses the difficulties of travel to her work as well as some of the strange diseases and medical abnormalities that have shown up since the first and second American invasions of Iraq.
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