Conflict, displacement, and health in the Middle East and beyond

Conflict, displacement, and health in the Middle East and beyond

Date: 1st March, 2019

Time: 18:30-20:30 PM

Venue: John Snow Lecture Theatre, Keppel St, LSHTM

Protracted conflicts in the Middle East have displaced millions of civilians and strained health systems across the region. Both conflict affected and host health systems have struggled to respond to the population movements and are increasingly underfunded, uncoordinated and politicized leaving them unable to respond effectively to the needs of their own populations or displaced people. In this seminar, academics and humanitarian practitioners will share their experiences working in the region in such contexts. This evening is hosted by Health Professionals in Global Health.

 

Chair:

Natasha Howard, LSHTM

Speakers:

Dr Richard Sullivan, King’s College, London – An overview of conflict and health in the Middle East

Dr Yamama Bdaiwi, University of Oxford – Experiences of Syrian healthcare workers

Additional speakers to be confirmed.

 

The event is free, but registration is required.

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