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Wednesday December 4th 2019
Health Professionals for Global Health in collaboration with LSHTM Friends of MSF invite you to their 24th Global Health Advocacy Seminar where we explore the role for health professionals to advocate for the health of their patients. In this seminar session speakers will explore what advocacy means for them, and the ethical and legal challenges faced by health professionals. This event will allow us to explore the role and responsibility of health professionals to advocate for their patients from a local and the wider global humanitarian context.
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Speakers - watch this space for final confirmed speakers.
Dr Rita Issa is an academic clinical fellow in general practice working in the fields of climate change and migration. She's worked internationally with MSF, and the WHO's climate change department. She's a founder member of Doctors for Extinction Rebellion and advocates for access to healthcare for migrants and refugees in the UK at her GP practice in East London, and through Doctors of the World, Docs not Cops, and Medical Justice.
Emmanouil Athanasiou is an International Human Rights and Humanitarian Expert and Lawyer. He was the Humanitarian Affairs and Advocacy Manager for Médecins Sans Frontières in two MSF missions to South Sudan and to Central African Republic. He has previously worked for many NGOs and international agencies.
Dr Jenny Vaughan is a consultant neurologist in London. She is a leading campaigner for reforming the law on gross negligence manslaughter when applied to people working in healthcare. She now campaigns for a "just culture" and "learn not blame" in healthcare and for improvements to patient safety by working with the Doctor's Association UK and the BMA