MEDIA ADVISORY - Press Conference Humanitarian Needs In Iraq And US Obligation to Meet Them

Valérie Batselaere/MSF
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WHEN:

Friday, May 2, 2003, 9:30 am EST
(Continental breakfast available)

WHERE:

National Press Club - Zenger Room
529 14th Street NW
Washington, DC

WHO:

Morten Rostrup, MD
President, International Council
Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF)
Dr. Rostrup has just returned from Baghdad, Iraq, where he was medical coordinator for the Doctors Without Borders team working in the capital for the past 6 weeks.

Doctors Without Borders (MSF) currently has 40 international aid workers in Iraq and surrounding countries and has carried out assessments in all major cities, including Baghdad, Basra, Karbala, Tikrit, Nasariya, and Mossul, to determine the humanitarian needs and provide medical assistance where necessary.

TOPICS TO BE DISCUSSED:

  •  The health needs in Iraq today
  •  The state of hospitals in Baghdad during the war and after
  • How a disorganized administration has left the Iraqi health system in disarray & how the US is obligated to address this problem

CONTACT:

Kris Torgeson, +1-212-655-3764
or 1-917-913-0183