Rola Hallam

Rola Hallam

Dr. Rola Hallam is a consultant anesthetist, international campaigner and public speaker and CEO and Founder of CanDo. Working with various Syrian-led NGOs, she has played an integral part in building seven hospitals in Syria including the first ever crowdfunded hospital and pioneers a new vision for health humanitarian aid delivery in warzones. She is also the first Syrian TED Fellow.

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Seven Minutes that Can Save a Syrian School from a Bomb

Seven Minutes that Can Save a Syrian School from a Bomb

The regime’s barbarity was known to us, but it had now crossed President Barack Obama’s red line and U.S. retaliation seemed imminent following the chemical attacks of 2013. What followed, however, was silence and inaction. And the consequences were catastrophic. I know because I was there to witness it.

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