Conflict, displacement, and health in the Middle East and beyond
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.
Natasha Howard, LSHTM
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.