Webcast: June 1
Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) discuss how innovations introduced over the past 40 years have improved the organization's medical humanitarian work.
MSF’s panelists speak about how changes to drug regimens improved malaria treatment, how creative staffing solutions allowed MSF to treat more people living with HIV/AIDS, how ready-to-use-foods and new treatment models have revolutionized the fight against global malnutrition, and how medical innovations can address current and future challenges.
The panel features:
Dr. Jean-Herve Bradol, Director of Research at the MSF Center for Reflection on Humanitarian Knowledge and Action (CRASH), and editor of the recently published volume Medical Innovation in Humanitarian Situations: The Work of Médecins Sans Frontières.
Rachel Cohen, Regional Executive Director of the Drugs for Neglected Diseases Initiative North America, and former Head of Mission for MSF in South Africa and Lesotho.
Dr. Susan Shepherd, Coordinator of MSF's Nutrition Working Group, and a pediatrician with years of experience working for MSF in nutritional emergencies in countries such as Central African Republic, Niger, and South Sudan.