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Tuesday, April 2

Providing Health Services in Complex Humanitarian Emergencies
2:30 pm
105 David Lawrence Hall
Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies, Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies and Global Studies Center along with School of Public Health's Center for Global Health

Natural disasters, civil unrest, open conflict, and other unstable situations create challenges for healthcare providers. Clinicians and support personnel face potentially dangerous conditions as they provide physical and mental health care services to communities where authority and infrastructure have broken down. A diverse panel of speakers will describe their experiences addressing healthcare provision during complex humanitarian emergencies in Ukraine, Haiti, and Gaza.

Guest speakers include: Dr. Thaer Ahmad who just returned from volunteering in Khan Younis Gaza, Dr. Yvetot Joseph calling in from Haiti, and Dr. Sahloul, executive director Medglobal and Dr. Andreescu , Human Rights in Mental Health-FGIP