Doctors of the World: Refugee Crisis the UK health services response talk
This is a great opportunity to learn more about how to get involved as a student in working with the organisation, in their healthcare clinics, placements and research writing or just for those in general with an interest in humanitarian medicine and public health.
Doctors of the World (DOTW) is an international non-governmental organization that provides emergency and long-term medical care to vulnerable populations while advocating for equal access to healthcare worldwide. Amongst their many global projects, they were the first healthcare providers in the Calais refugee camps last summer, and run free health clinics for refugees and other vulnerable groups here in the UK.
In association with STAR we will be having a discussion with their international programme director, Gareth Walker and Dr Joy Clarke, leader of their healthcare clinic in Brighton on policies shaping access to care and providing healthcare for migrants and vulnerable groups in the UK.
Gareth is an expert in humanitarian response and development having worked for some of the world’s largest INGOs, including Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), ACTED and DOTW. In his current role, he has developed and delivered health programmes in Sierra Leone (Ebola), Ukraine and most currently for refugees and migrants arriving in Europe in Greece, Slovenia, Croatia, and France.
Dr Joy Clarke, in addition to being a Lead at one of the DOTW clinics, is currently an ST1 Clinical fellow in A&E, Royal Sussex County Hospital Brighton. An ex-Barts student, she holds a First class BSc Honours in Neuroscience and MBBS; and was the Vice-President of Medsin here at Barts in 2012.
Certificates from the DOTW Executive Director will be given for attendance.
Date: Wednesday 16th March 2016
Time: 5:30 Location: Milton Lecture Theatre
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