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Event Description

Global Health Challenges Conference: Neglected and Vulnerable Communities

Keele Medical School - David Weatherall Building
Saturday 23 February 2019
9:30am - 4:30pm


£0.00 (Free)
Global Health Challenges Conference: Neglected and Vulnerable Communities

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Keele Friends of MSF present our second annual Global Health Challenges Conference! With experts in the field coming to discuss crucial global health issues such as healthcare provision in areas of poverty and conflict, join us for an inspiring day.

What is the Global Health Challenges Conference?

The global health health challenges conference is a student led event started last year (2017-18) by Keele students with the aim to bring together students, healthcare professionals and experts in the field who are passionate about global health and issues surrounding healthcare inequalities. 

Conference 2019 - "Neglected and Vulnerable Communities"

The theme of this year's Global Health Challenges Conference is : "Neglected and Vulnerable Communities", in which we will discuss challenges in provision and access to healthcare, and how this affects individuals and communities worldwide - Who is most affected by healthcare inequity and how can we tackle this? 

The day will be made up of inspiring keynote talks from healthcare professionals who have worked in the field with Doctors without Borders (MSF), as well as interactive workshop sessions run by experts. Themes include - Provision of healthcare in conflict zones, women's reproductive health in rural areas, modern day slavery, neglected tropical diseases and mental health and psychiatry in areas of conflict. There will also be a group discussion/debate led by an expert panel, and marketing hub of local organisations and professionals involved in global and public health. 

Conference Aims

Following on from our very successful inaugural conference last year, the overall aims for this year are:
- Inform and engage students, as well as other researchers, doctors and healthcare professionals around neglected communities worldwide and how we can tackle challenges in their healthcare provision
- Discuss and challenge potentially problematic narratives in global health medicine/charity
- Give students and delegates an opportunity to showcase research and network with experts and organisations 

Lunch and refreshments will be provided on the day, and attendance is free, to confirm your attendance please register for your free ticket on this page.

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