Health in Humanitarian Crises Centre Annual Lecture 2022 with Dr Esperanza Martinez
In an era of compounded crises, what is the role of humanitarian action?
The LSHTM Health in Humanitarian Crises Centre (HHCC) is pleased to host Dr Esperanza Martinez, the Senior Advisor to the Office of the Director-General of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), to deliver this year’s HHCC Annual Lecture. During this event, Dr Martinez will address the question: “In an era of compounded crises, what is the role of humanitarian action?”
- 17:30-18:15: Lecture at the Manson Lecture Theatre
- 18:15-18:45: Q&A with in-person and online attendees
- 18:45-20:00: Drinks reception at the South Courtyard Café
Dr Martinez is a Senior Advisor to the Office of the Director-General of ICRC in Geneva. She led the ICRC’s global response to the COVID-19 pandemic from early 2021 to March this year. From 2015 to 2020, she was responsible for overseeing the delivery of humanitarian health services to populations affected by armed conflict in more than 80 countries.
Dr Martinez is a medical doctor and general surgeon, trained in Colombia, and specialised in International Public Health and Health Management in Australia. Her more than 20-year career in the health sector includes over a decade of fieldwork, as well as work with UN agencies, government bodies, and the private sector.