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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

Past Events

HPforGH and the MARCH Centre presented: 

Maternal health affects hundreds of thousands of families and communities, and maternal morbidity is the leading cause of ill-health in this age group. Whilst many of the dangers of pregnancy and childbirth are avoidable, progress in creating an enabling environment to implement these obstetric care interventions remains challenging.

Chair: Dr Alice Fulton

Speakers: Dr Ben Black

Maria Garcia de Frutos

Emma Simpson

Wouter Bakker 

Challenges in Changing Policy and Procedure affecting Global Maternal Health

Past events

On April 9th we held a live streamed Global Health training day. This was delivered by HPforGH, in conjunction with Health Education England and the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. The day, which was held at LSHTM, was open to all of London's higher specialty medical trainees (any doctor who is currently in postgraduate training and who has completed F2 or equivalent).

There were fantastic speakers from around the UK, who talked on a range of topics, including climate change, mental health, refugee health, epidemic response and ways in which doctors in training can get involved with Global Health.

Global Health Training Day

Past events

London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

1st March 2019

Protracted conflicts in the Middle East have displaced millions of civilians and strained health systems across the region. Both conflict affected and host health systems have struggled to respond to the population movements and are increasingly underfunded, uncoordinated and politicized leaving them unable to respond effectively to the needs of their own populations or displaced people. In this seminar, academics and humanitarian practitioners will share their experiences working in the region in such contexts.

Chair: Dr Natasha Howard, LSHTM


Dr Maryam Omar

Dr Richard Sullivan 

Dr Yamama Bdaiwi

Dr Henry Dowlen

Click here for the recording.

Conflict and Health in the Middle East

Past events

London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine 3rd May 2018

Dr. Miriam Orcutt, Institute for Global Health, University College London and Affiliate, Health in Humanitarian Crises Centre, LSHTM 
Professor Richard Sullivan, Kings College London

Dr Jessica Potter, Clinical Research Fellow, Barts Institute of Population Health Science, Queen Mary University London
Dr Mark Stevenson, ex lead analyst at NHS improvements (he is no longer a representative of the organisation)
Anna Miller, UK Policy & Advocacy Manager, Doctors of the World
Sue Collins, TB specialist case worker, Homerton Hospital.

Migrants and the NHS: should they pay, and how?

Past events

University College London Medical School 24th January 2018


Chair: Gareth Walker, Humanitarian Health Programme Manager and former Head of International Programmes for Médecins du Monde UK



Dr Nasser Yassin, American University of Beirut, Lebanon
Dr Clare Shortall, Health Coordinator for Première Urgence Internationale in Iraq
Dr Aula Abbara, Project Lead for Greece, Syrian American Medical Society

Healthcare Access for Refugees: Research and Practice

Past events

The first in our Evening Spotlight Seminar series on 25th April presented an evening of talks from three palliative care doctors, providing experience from their work and research in palliative care in Uganda and Kerala. 


Speakers: Dr Guy Schofield is a palliative medicine registrar currently doing his PhD looking at the ethical challenges experienced by palliative care practitioners in Uganda. Dr Libby Sallnow is a palliative medicine consultant with CNWL NHS Trust in London, UK and Associate Course Director for the new Fellowship in Palliative Care at the Institute of Palliative Medicine, Kerala, India and research lead for Public Health and Palliative Care International (PHPCI).

Dr Phoebe Wright is a palliative medicine registrar who has worked in Kerala with Pallium India Hospice, and then worked at Makerere Palliative Care Unit in Kampala, Uganda.


With thanks to the King's College London Student's for Global Health Society.

A Global Health Perspective on Palliative Care Provision

Past events

This event brought together UCL Institute for Global Health, Medact, Docs Not Cops, and Health Professionals for Global Health to find out about the impact of NHS charging regulations on migrants and the role healthcare workers have in improving access to care for all. The event launched Medact’s Patient’s not Passports Toolkit and showcased a variety of speakers who discussed how the policy may directly contravene the principles of universal healthcare.

Ensuring Universal Healthcare in the NHS

Past events

London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine 18th October 2018

Dr Jennifer Palmer - Co-Director of the Health in Humanitarian Crises Centre, LSHTM

Dr Afsana Safa - GP and Clinical Commission Group Governing Body member, London. Overview of the crisis: history and background

Dr Vanessa Yarwood - GP Trainee, London. Dr Yarwood has worked in Greece with the Syrian American Medical Society, and volunteered as a supervising clinician in Bangladesh with Medical Teams International. First hand experience of working in the refugee camps for Rohingya

Kerrie Holloway: Research Officer, Overseas Development Institute. Kerrie has undertaken extensive research within the humanitarian sector focussing on dignity in forced displaced populations.

Ronan Lee - PhD candidate, Deakin University, Irish-Australian politician. The legal aspects, history, identity, and politics of the Rohingya

Rohingya Crisis: Voices from the field

Past events

Royal Society of Medicine, London 19th February 2018


Dr Ged Byrne, Chair and Director of Global Engagement, Health Education England

Dr Matt Harris, Clinical Senior Lecturer in Public Health, Imperial College London

Dr Oliver Johnson, Partnerships Development Lead, King’s Centre for Global Health and Health Partnerships

Dr Osman Dar, Project Director, One Health Project, Centre on Global Health Security, Chatham House and Public Health Consultant, Public Health England

Dr Ayesha Ahmad, Lecturer in Global Health, St George's University of London and Honorary Lecturer, Institute for Global Health, University College London

Global health: Management of UK Health Professionals

Past events

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