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Medical humanitarian care in conflict areas – beyond medical knowledge

You are not a doctor, a surgeon, a nurse, or a midwife … but you can still save lives. Médecins Sans Frontieres (MSF – Doctors Without Borders) is known for the medical expertise the organisation deploys in remote or conflict areas where other medical organisations cannot access. The image of MSF is the doctor or surgeon saving the life of the malnourished child or of the war wounded victim. However deploying medical and surgical activities is not primarily about medical knowledge.

This presentation highlights how the Coordination, Human Resources, Finance and Logistic departments are the backbones of Médecins Sans Frontieres.

Eric Jeunot is currently pursuing PhD in International Relations at Victoria University, focusing on Yemen tribal governance. Eric  worked for Médecins Sans Frontières for more than 10 years, working in the Horn of Africa (Sudan, Darfur, Somalia, Ethiopia) and Yemen. He started working as a nurse and quickly took more responsibilities as project coordinator and finally country representative (Head of Mission). Eric's expertise is in project and operation building in conflict zones and remote/vulnerable areas.

"15 years of my life were spent organising and deploying medical and surgical care in the various countries around the world. As a result I have grown young at heart despite the grey hairs in the beard. I am a person with an internationally constructed identity based on Western, Middle-Eastern and African values. I saw the horrors and heard the noises of wars, but what accompany me are the smiles and laughs of the patients, colleagues and friends." 

Non-PMI New Zealand Chapter members are welcome to attend for a small charge of $20 payable at the venue which covers a drink, nibbles, networking opportunities, and the presentation.  The presentation will start at 6pm.

Event Properties

Event Date 16/09/2019 5:15 pm
Event End Date 16/09/2019 7:15 pm
Registration Start Date 09/07/2019 8:00 pm
Capacity 60
Registered 46
Available place 14
Cut off date 13/09/2019 5:00 pm
Individual Price Free for PMINZ members when logged in
Location The Grand
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