Episode 23 – Don’t Forget Them, An Award-Winning Documentary About Refugees in Kurdistan!

“Serving Humanity with Medicine”

– Peer Med Podcast

On this episode of the Peer Med Podcast, we feature Dr. Jose Polo, an HIV specialist in Florida, USA. From his mission trip to Kurdistan to his adventures in the country, his documentary film “Don’t Forget Them” serves as a reminder of the importance of caring for those beyond our borders!

Introducing Don’t Forget Them!

Don’t Forget Them is a documentary that narrates the journey of a doctor who travels as a volunteer on a medical mission with the NGO “Love for the Least” in order to help with the ongoing humanitarian crisis happening within the UN refugee camps in Kurdistan.

Meet the Guest Speaker!


Dr. Jose Polo was born and raised in Cartagena, Colombia and attended medical school at Universidad al Norte in Barranquilla, Colombia. He currently resides with his family in Florida and is a specialist in HIV medicine.

He filmed “Don’t Forget Them’ in the Spring of 2019 traveling on a medical mission to help with the medical need at the United Nations Refugee camps near Duhok, Kurdistan. 

Watch the YouTube Podcast Video!

Published by peermedfoundation

The Peer Med Foundation strives to advocate for marginalized, and vulnerable patient populations. We aim to provide healthcare resources as well as information that is culturally-sensitive, anti-oppressive, and multilingually available to patients in order to address healthcare disparities.

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