THURSDAY: Understanding Ebola – Featuring speakers at the forefront of the Ebola Response #HcriEbolaEvent

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A Tri-Institute Lecture, delivered by The Humanitarian and Conflict Response Institute, at The University of Manchester

BWPI, HCRI and IDPM are leading centres of research and teaching at The University of Manchester. Working in the closely related fields of poverty, conflict and development, we explore and analyse the complex and difficult areas of inequality, peace and progress.

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Programme details

  • 5.30 – 6.30pm – Roundtable discussion, Understanding Ebola
  • 6.30 – 7.00pm – Q & A
  • 7.00pm – Livestream ends

This year’s Tri-Institute Lecture features speakers working at the forefront of the current Ebola Response in West Africa. It brings together anthropologists, medical doctors and humanitarian workers to critically reflect on progress to date and what more can be done.

Vickie Hawkins is the Executive Director of MSF UK. She joined MSF in 1998 after 3 years working in the Emergencies Department at Oxfam. She has undertaken successive missions in a range of countries as a Project Coordinator, Head of Mission and Head of Programmes, before starting her current role in May 2014.

Mukesh Kapila (CBE) is Professor of Global Health and Humanitarianism in the Faculty of Medical and Human Sciences (FMHS) and Humanitarian and Conflict Response Institute (HCRI). Mukesh has extensive experience in the policy and practice of international development, including his time as Special Advisor to the UN and Director at WHO.

Ann Kelly joined the University of Exeter as a Senior Lecturer in Anthropology in 2012. Prior to this she worked at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Ann’s work focuses on the relevance of anthropological insights and methods for public health.

Tony Redmond (OBE) is the Deputy Director of HCRI and Director of the UK International Trauma Register (UKIETR). Professor Redmond has led medical teams to sudden onset disasters, complex emergencies and conflicts for over twenty five years. He is currently part of the team coordinating the national medical response to ebola in conjunction with the Department for International Development of the UK Government.

Fernanda Falero Cusano can no longer attend the event as she has been deployed to work in the crisis. Fernanda is an Anthropologist and Health Promotion Advisor at Medecins Sans Frontres (MSF) Spain. She has more than 11 years of humanitarian fieldwork experience working with emergency medical humanitarian organisations in various countries and is also completing her MPhil at HCRI.



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