The dangers faced by medical staff working in conflict zones were sadly illustrated during my trip to Kabul, when an attack on the Sardar Mohammad Daud Khan Hospital very sadly resulted in the deaths of dozens of people, and injuries to many more.

My younger brother, a newly junior doctor at the attacked military hospital, was also trapped inside while our family was anxiously dreading the worst.

Thankfully he was safe, but it was a shocking incident with a terrible loss of life. It really brought home to me the conditions in which medical teams are working, to care for their patients.

I had been in the neighbouring Wazir Akbar Khan (WAK) Hospital the previous day, meeting some of the brilliant Emergency Department team, who are being supported by the Arian Teleheal volunteers.

A day later, they were caring for the casualties from the attack. We must do everything we can to give our support to these medics, and others like them.