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22 Mar 2022 18:00

Dublin Event: Conflict, Crisis and Change in Afghanistan - Healthcare in a Humanitarian Disaster

Since the change of power in Afghanistan in August 2021, Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) has continued to provide life-saving medical care to people affected by the humanitarian crisis.

Afghanistan’s healthcare system is under great pressure; with staff and equipment shortages and some clinics and hospitals closed or poorly functioning. Patients sometimes cannot access the care they need.

Along with the struggling healthcare system, persistent drought, food scarcity and an economic crisis are contributing to high levels of malnutrition, particularly among children. For months, MSF has seen high numbers of malnourished children in its inpatient feeding centres.

 
MSF’s five projects in Herat, Kandahar, Khost, Kunduz and Lashkar Gah remain active, providing emergency and everyday medical care. 
 
Join us to hear Sarah Leahy, project coordinator in Lashkar Gah in 2021, along with other MSF staff, speak about our medical humanitarian response in Afghanistan at a special MSF Ireland event in Dublin on Tuesday, 22nd of March. 
 
 
Date: Tuesday, 22 March 2022
 
Time: 6pm (6:30pm start)
 
Where: Royal Hibernian Academy, 15 Ely Place, Dublin 2, D02 A213 (+ broadcast online).
 
Speakers:

- Sarah Leahy, Project Coordinator for MSF in Helmand Province, Afghanistan
- Stig Walravens, Emergency Medical Doctor for MSF in Kunduz, Afghanistan.
- Mamaan Mustapha, Project Coordinator for MSF in Herat, Afghanistan.
 
 
With an introduction from Isabel Simpson, Executive Director of MSF Ireland
 
Registration: Please register here to attend in person.
Or
Online: Register here to attend online.