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Online Panel Event: 'Responding to emergencies in the shadow of coronavirus'
Join us for an online event where MSF staff will share their stories about responding to disease outbreaks in some of the world’s most challenging locations and discuss how they are dealing with the new threat of COVID-19.
Every year, epidemics occur across the globe with devastating consequences, opening cracks in national health systems and exhausting available resources.
Outbreaks of cholera, malaria, measles and meningitis as well as virus and parasite-spread diseases such as dengue fever, Zika, Ebola and kala azar affect millions of people every year.
At MSF, we have almost 50 years of experience responding to these kinds of crises. Responding to disease outbreaks is in our DNA.
But now we are facing a new and unfamiliar crisis in the form of COVID-19.
We have had to adapt our existing projects to prepare for this unpredictable disease as it takes hold; we have set up emergency responses to coronavirus, including in countries where we have never worked before; and we have worked to keep our regular medical activities running for the tens of thousands of people we support in conflict zones, refugee camps and in regions with fragile health systems.
Our panel of speakers will discuss their experience of disease outbreaks and how they are responding to the threat of COVID-19 and the new dilemmas and difficult choices that this brings.
This online event will be chaired by BBC broadcaster and journalist Robin Lustig.
There will be a Q&A session at the end of the event where the audience will be able to type questions to the panel.
Date: Thursday 30 July 2020
Time: 6.00 pm – 7.00 pm
RSVP: You must register to attend
Deadline to register: Monday 27 July 2020