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NCDs in humanitarian settings (in conjunction with ECOHOST and MSF)

Symposium 2016: NCDs in humanitarian settings (in conjunction with ECOHOST and MSF)

Organised by: Centre for Global NCDs, The Centre for Health and Social Change (ECOHOST)  and Médecins Sans Frontières

Date: Friday, September 2, 2016
Time: 09:00 to 19:00 BST
Location: The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Keppel Street, London WC1E 7HT, United Kingdom

Event details:

There is an increasing burden of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) among people displaced and otherwise affected by humanitarian crises. Humanitarian organizations, such as Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) are facing new challenges when confronting them as there are many uncertainties regarding the best strategies to implement NCD care in these crisis-affected settings.

This one day symposium will bring together speakers from academic, development and humanitarian organizations to address some of the most important issues faced when working to improve the care of patients with NCDs. We aim to share best practices and to identify evidence gaps for the assessment, management and monitoring of NCD programmes in humanitarian settings, and more generally to strengthen the link between humanitarian, policy and research organizations.

Participants from the following institutions will be in attendance: Department for International Development (DFID), International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), International Medical Corps (IMC), International Rescue Committee (IRC), NCD Alliance, United Nation High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine (UNRWA), University of Geneva, World Health Organisation (WHO) and more

This symposium is linked to a thematic series on NCDs in humanitarian crises being published in Conflict and Health

Detailed agenda: Timetable for NCD symposium

Participation: The event is free and open to all those interested. However, registration is required and limited, so we kindly request you register your participation

Livestreaming: If you are unable to attend you can also watch live and free online. Register to watch.