Star Lecture: Amy Hughes, Health care in Humanitarian Emergencies
|Dates:||3 March 2016|
|Times:||19:00 - 20:30|
|What is it:||Lecture|
|Organiser:||Student Recruitment and Widening Participation Team|
|Who is it for:||Adults, Alumni, Current University students, General public, Secondary schools, University staff|
|Speaker:||Dr Amy Hughes|
How do we provide healthcare for populations affected by humanitarian emergencies? What infrastructure is needed to strengthen local health capacity and assist foreign medical teams providing emergency aid? What other factors – such as culture, politics, logistics, and anthropology – influence the effectiveness of humanitarian response?
Drawing on examples from post?conflict in northern Sri Lanka, Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines, the West Africa Ebola outbreak and the recent Nepal earthquake, Dr Hughes will explore the complexities, challenges and approaches to delivering health care during and in the aftermath of such events.
This lecture will provide an insight into the world of health care in humanitarian emergencies, highlighting the multiple factors affecting this. Attendees will be provided with an opportunity to consider career pathways available for those interested in working in health, logistics and the humanitarian environment.
The University of Manchester and the Manchester Literary and Philosophical Society have come together in partnership with the shared aim of inspiring and educating young people in the North West through this inaugural lecture by Dr Amy Hughes.
Registration will open from January 2016 – you’ll be able to book at the Manchester Literary and Philosophical Society website: http://www.manlitphil.ac.uk/
Dr Amy Hughes
Role: Clinical Academic Lecturer in Emergency Response
Organisation: Humanitarian and Conflict Response Institute (HCRI)
Travel and Contact Information
Lecture Theatre A