How do we provide healthcare for populations affected by humanitarian emergencies? What infrastructure is needed to strengthen local health capacity and assist foreign medical teams providing emergency aid? What other factors – such as culture, politics, logistics, and anthropology – influence the effectiveness of humanitarian response?
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Star lecture – Amy Hughes
Health care in Humanitarian Emergencies
Date and time: Thursday, 3 March 2016, 7pm
Speaker: Dr Amy Hughes, Clinical Academic Lecturer in Emergency Response at the Humanitarian and Conflict Response Institute (HCRI)
Drawing on examples from post-conflict in northern Sri Lanka, Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines, the West Africa Ebola outbreak and the recent Nepal earthquake, Dr Hughes will explore the complexities, challenges and approaches to delivering health care during and in the aftermath of such events.
This lecture will provide an insight into the world of health care in humanitarian emergencies, highlighting the multiple factors affecting this. Attendees will be provided with an opportunity to consider career pathways available for those interested in working in health, logistics and the humanitarian environment.
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