Welcome to Gaia Medical

Trustworthy health information written and reviewed by international medical doctors.

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Free trustworthy health information


Supportive & inclusive community


Access to health professionals

Our mission

We are building a platform that gives the citizens of Iraq and other Arabic-speaking countries access to trustworthy, useful and current health information and services, so that they may lead a healthier life, regardless of their gender, education, sexuality, religion, heritage, location and financial state.

We truly believe that free access to high-quality, trustworthy health education is a basic human right. It’s this belief that drives our passion, and allows us to strive towards helping make health education accessible for all.

Our work is guided by our four principles of trust:


Quality Control

Our health articles are only ever written and reviewed by doctors and qualified medical professionals.


Two-Step Review

All of our articles go through a two-step professional review process before we publish them on our website.


Following Guidelines

We apply the principles of the NHS ‘Information Standard’ to our articles so we can maintain content quality.


Transparent Sources

We reference all of our articles using professional sources, so that you always know where the information comes from.

Read our health information leaflets

We pride ourselves on the quality of our health information leaflets, and work hard to ensure that we make our information easy to understand, and enjoyable to read.

Although it is natural for everyone to go through times when they feel sad or unhappy for a few days, this does not always mean that they have depression…

Young arab man in a Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) therapy session with a psychologist

Anxiety is a natural emotion that everyone can feel in response to a threat or a stressful situation. There are many different things that can make us feel anxious…

Psychotherapy is a type of mental health treatment that usually revolves around talking…

Domestic violence, sometimes called domestic abuse, is abusive behaviour from…

Eczema, which is also called atopic dermatitis, is a common skin disease that…

Psoriasis is a skin condition that causes red, itchy and scaly patches called “plaques”…

Meet the team

We are a group of British, American and Iraqi business and medical professionals that are striving to create a trustworthy and accessible health education platform for people living in the MENA region.