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EUJO Jazz Without Borders + FoMSF Edinburgh Humanitarian Conference

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Chancellor's Building, The University of Edinburgh

49 Little France Crescent

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EH16 4SB

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Join FoMSF Edinburgh for a day in the life of a Humanitarian Aid worker. We will be hearing from a range of MSF speakers (Doctors, Midwifes and Mental Health professionals) who have worked in environments as diverse as Chad, Myanmar, DRC, Sierra Leone and the rescue boats of the Meditteranean.

Our fantastic speakers this year include:

Dylan Fatoohi - Dylan is a senior community worker with Freedom from Torture and will open the conference by discussing the psycosocial situation for refugees and asylum speakers in Scotland, particularly those who fled trauma, torture and organised violence.

Alice Gautreau - Alice is a French born, Scottish trained midwife, who shortly after qualifying went to work on a delivery ward in the DRC, and more recently has been working on the MV Aquarius, a search and rescue vessel in the Mediterannean Sea. Read more about Alice's experiences with MSF here: http://blogs.msf.org/en/staff/authors/alice-gautreau

Catherine McGarva - Catherine is a Scottish Mental Health professional who started her career as a Nurse and a Midwife before retraining to work as a Clinical Psychologist in the NHS. More recently she has been working with MSF on projects in Nigeria, Sudan, Uganda, Myanmar and Sierra Leone.

Film Screening The Black Zone - The black zone is a decade long journey following workers from a covert and daring medical relief program as they struggle to provide aid amidst war atrocities inside the jungles of Myanmar.
Skype Q&A session with Dr Larry Stock, the physician featured in 'The black zone'.

Dr Sarah Wookey - Sarah is a GP who after a career in the NHS started working as a volunteer expedition Medic in her spare time, travelling to countries such as Kenya, Tanzania, China and Madagascar. She has recently been working with MSF in both Chad and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Read more about Sarah here:http://blogs.msf.org/en/staff/authors/sarah-wookey

During the day we will also be having small group practical sessions run by a range of Edinburgh Societies. At the end of the day, there will be Q&A session, followed by a chance to meet and chat with other attendees and speakers.

When? 25th November, 8.30am-17.00pm

Where? Little France, Royal Infirmary, Edinburgh

For £4 extra, join us for our evening Jazz without Borders event (taking place on the 24th of November)


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