Courage, Compassion & Commitment: Saving Lives in a Conflict Zone
Almost half the world’s population lives below the poverty line. The need for humanitarian aid is undeniable – very real and often desperate - and no more so than in devastating conflict zones around the globe, areas grappling with years and sometimes decades of violence, fighting and trauma with dreadful consequences to the local population. The effective utilization of humanitarian aid in local communities has never been more critical.
An esteemed panel of speakers will address the impact and consequences of humanitarian aid at the grassroots level. Using Sudan as a primary example, panelists will discuss and explain what it takes to implement effective, quality programming in areas under intense strife with limited resources. Learn first-hand about the very real life and death choices, challenges of prioritizing issues and fundamental difficulties of trying to help distressed populations with too few resources. Meet some people who are overcoming these challenges and having a life-saving impact.
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Monday, November 25, 2019
Panel Discussion 6:30-7:30pm
Reception by invitation immediately following
W.S. Fong Auditorium, Boylston Hall, Harvard University
Margaret E. Brawley, MPH
Moderator, CEO and President of Medicines for Humanity
Dr. Tom Catena
Medical Director, Mother of Mercy Hospital in the Nuba Mountains of Sudan; 2017 Aurora Prize Laureate
Dr. Pamela Steiner
Senior Fellow with the FXB Center for Health and Human Rights at the Harvard School of Public Health