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Medical and HealthThe Medical and Health theatre sponsored by Direct Aid, explores the challenges and solutions associated with health emergencies for those involved in disaster response as well as first responders in the ‘blue light sector’. These sessions bring together public and private agencies to discuss key themes such as surveillance and response to pandemics and how technology is enhancing the emergency services sector.

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Working Group:

  • Hala Al Humaidhi, Director of Foreign Relations, Direct Aid
  • Dr. Attila Hertelendy, Professor in The International Executive Master's in Emergency and Disaster Management, Georgetown University
  • Catherine Kirk, SRHR Global Director, Pathfinder 
  • Donald Donahue, DHEd, MBA, MSJ, FACHE, FRSPH, Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army (Ret)
  • Elena Cherepanov, Ethics for Global Mental Health, Author

Wednesday 15th

Session 1
The need for collaboration across the Blue Light Sector

Session 2  
Enhancing emergency services with technology

Session 3
Surveillance and response to pandemics in post disaster environments

Session 4
Tech for MH- post traumatic stress disorder

Thursday 16th

Session 1
Enhancing countries' health systems to respond to medical emergencies

Session 2
The role of private health services and NGOs in supplementing national services in times of disaster

Session 3
Providing health services to victims and managing potential outbreaks

Session 4
Multi-sector and multi-disciplinary approached to emergency and disaster management

 

Theatre Sponsor: Direct Aid

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Direct Aid was founded in 1981 as a voluntarily non-governmental institution, interested in the development in the neediest places in Africa. Direct Aid provides distinctive services in the field of education, relief as well as developing the capabilities and income of the poor communities throughout Africa.
 

The main goal of their work is to strive in building a better person, which is why all their developmental focus is on extending their skills and capabilities to the point of self-sufficiency. By letting go of the need for external help, individuals in even the most remote villages can make a positive impact in advancing their communities.

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