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Experiences as a medical humanitarian: global health in a challenging world

When Oct 21, 2014
from 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
Where 45-002 Townsville campus
Contact Name
Contact Phone 4781 4274
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Division of Tropical Health and Medicine Presents

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‘Experiences as a medical humanitarian: global health in a challenging world’

Presented by Dr Andre’-Jacques Neusy, Training for Health Equity Network (THENet).

Date: Tuesday, 21st October, 2014
Time: 12.00-1.00pm

Venue: 45-002 (Townsville)

 

Dr. André-Jacques Neusy, currently working with THEnet has been committed to global health issues throughout his professional life. Born to missionary parents, he spent his formative years and completed his pre-medical education in the Democratic Republic of Congo. He obtained his medical degree at the Free University of Brussels and a doctorate in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene from the School of Tropical Medicine of Antwerp. Dr. Neusy completed his post-doctoral medical training at New York University (NYU) where he joined its faculty in 1976. He was the co-founder and director of NYU Center for Global Health established in 1998. Dr. Neusy led the health team for the International Rescue Committee (IRC) during the humanitarian crisis and the ensuing cholera epidemic in 1994 during the Rwandan genocide and during the civil war in Eastern Zaire (now the Democratic Republic of Congo) in 1996. In 1999, he worked with the IRC in Kosovo. He left NYU in 2008 to create with a colleague, Bjorg Palsdottir, the Training for Health Equity Network. More recently, in 2010 following the earthquake in Haiti he volunteered his service and worked at the Albert Schweitzer Hospital in Deschapelle in central Haiti. He has been involved in efforts to professionalize humanitarian work and humanitarian disaster management.