Speech at Human Rights Defenders Forum
Samira Alani, "Speech at Human Rights Defenders Forum," Mobilizing Faith for Women: Engaging the Power of Religion and Belief to Advance Human Rights and Dignity (Atlanta, the Carter Center, 2013): 63-64.
Samira Alaani et al., "Pilot Study of Congenital Anomoly Rates At Birth in Fallujah, Iraq, 2010," Journal of Islamic Medical Association of North America 44 no. 1 (2010): 1-7.
Samira Alaani et al., "Four Polygamous Families with Congenital Birth Defects from Fallujah, Iraq," International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 8 (2010): 89-96.
Samira T. Abdulghani, "Perinatal and Neonatal Mortality in Fallujah General Hospital, Fallujah City, Anbar Province, West of Iraq," Health 4 no. 9 (2012): 597-600.
Samira Alaani, "Uranium and Other Contaminants in Hair From the Parents of Children with Congenital Anomolies in Fallujah, Iraq," Conflict and Health 5 no. 15 (2011): 1-15.
Dr. Samira Alani was born and raised in Fallujah. At the time of the U.S.-led invasion and occupation of Iraq in 2003, she was working at Fallujah General Hospital as Chief of the Pediatrics Department. In 2005, a year after the two devastating sieges of Fallujah, Dr. Samira's staff began noticing increased rates of cancers and birth defects. She began keeping a log of these incidents, which became instrumental to a series of public health studies that have confirmed that Fallujah is indeed suffering from some of the highest rates of birth defects ever recorded. Dr. Samira has worked tirelessly to document, investigate, and treat this public health crisis. She has co-authored several studies and continues to document the daily cases of birth defects in Fallujah.