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16 Mar 2017 18:45 Powell Lecture Theatre

Panel discussion: The world’s forgotten crises

Please note: This event is now full, but we are operating a waiting list. If you would like to join the list please fill in your details below and we will contact you if a place becomes available. 

When we turn on the news at the moment, we hear of suffering in Syria or of refugees struggling to survive in Europe. 

But what about the multitude of crises around the globe that don’t make the headlines? 

Join us for a panel discussion during which you will learn more about these neglected emergencies, and discover what MSF is doing to alleviate some of the suffering they cause.

A panel of MSF staff – two doctors, a logistician and humanitarian adviser - will tell their personal stories of living and working in countries such as Yemen, South Sudan and northern Nigeria, or of treating patients with drug-resistant tuberculosis, a disease almost unheard of in the West.

You will learn more about our work in these areas, hear individual patients’ stories - by turns tragic and hopeful - and discuss the human cost and regional implications of these crises. 

Date: Thursday 16 March

Time: 6.45pm – 9pm (then join us for a drink in a nearby venue)

Location: Powell Lecture Theatre, HH Wills Physics laboratory, University of Bristol, Tyndall Avenue, Bristol, BS8 1TL.

The panel

Rebecca Omonira-Oyekanmi, Freelance journalist and writer (chair)

Chris McAleer, MSF logistician (speaking on Yemen)

Dr Hazel Morrison, medical doctor, MSF UK (speaking on South Sudan)

Dr Bern-Thomas Nyang’wa, TB specialist and chief investigator on TB-PRACTECAL clinical trial (speaking on tuberculosis)

Heather Pagano, humanitarian adviser, MSF Belgium (speaking on northern Nigeria)

Powell Lecture Theatre

HH Wills Physics laboratory, University of Bristol, Tyndall Avenue

Bristol, BS8 1TL

United Kingdom