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a fresh perspective on Haiti

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If you have a question about this talk, please contact Taryn Treger.

A year has passed since the Haitian earthquake that killed 220,000 people and left millions more homeless. In that time, Haitians have had to deal with the ongoing threat of a nationwide cholera epidemic whilst many still live without basic sanitation.

Friends of MSF are hosting a talk with Dr Javid Abdelmoneim, a UK doctor with a background in emergency medicine who has recently returned from an MSF mission to Haiti. Dr Abdelmoneim spent his time in the Cite Solei slum of Port-au-Prince, which houses about a quarter of a million people and has neither running water nor a sewage system.

This talk promises to give a unique account of what life is really like for people of Haiti and the many difficulties encountered in disaster relief.

So if you’re interested in emergency medicine, humanitarian work, infrastructure, politics or infectious diseases please join us.

Wednesday 9th Februrary 7pm Keyes Hall, King’s College

This talk is part of the Cambridge University Friends of MSF series.

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