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.

Please register below if you would like to attend.

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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

Cambridge, MA


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Margaret E. Brawley, MPH

Moderator, CEO and President of Medicines for Humanity

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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

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