10.18.16 — 7:30pm (EST)
Meeting the Unique Medical Needs of Migrants and Refugees
Join Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) for a free panel discussion at the Old South Meeting House in Boston that will take an in-depth look at the unique and often life-threatening health challenges facing the world’s 65 million displaced people.
For decades, Doctors Without Borders has treated displaced people along every stage of their journeys—in their home countries, along the routes they traverse, and in refugee camps and other destinations—paying special attention to the specific health risks in the chaotic, overcrowded, and uncertain circumstances they must endure. But now, when there are more displaced people in the world than there have been since World War II—many of whom arrive with chronic conditions, many who are trying to survive outside of established refugee camp settings—Doctors Without Borders has had to find new ways to address the medical issues of people on the move.
Our panel of experienced aid workers will share their stories of treating people in these precarious circumstances and discuss the particular challenges facing people who have been, through no fault of their own, forced from home.
Presented in collaboration with Old South Meeting House as a Partners in Public Dialogue Program.
A Q&A will follow the discussion.
Panelists and moderator to be confirmed.
NOTE: Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Please arrive early. If you have not checked-in prior to five minutes before the start of the panel, your reservation is no longer guaranteed.
This event is part of the Forced From Home exhibition in Boston, MA