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RCP/Alma Mata Seminar: Responding to emergencies – the challenges of NGO competition

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This will be the first in the third series of the Global Health Advocacy seminars run by the Royal College of Physicians and the Alma Mata Global Health Network.  These seminars aim to enthuse and educate doctors in training about ways in which they can get involved in global health; to provide potential advocates with insight and guidance on how to develop policy positions and influence decision-makers; and to equip young doctors to be future leaders in global health advocacy.
This seminar aims to explore the immediate response to emergency situations requiring humanitarian or healthcare intervention.  This will include: how the immediate needs of each situation are assessed, and by whom; what challenges arise from having multiple agencies working in parallel; how the presence of multiple external organisations impacts on local services in the short and long term; and ultimately how dynamics between the different agencies affect their ability to meet the recipient communities’ needs.
Speakers Include:
Annie Devonport,  Head of Programmes and Accountability, Disasters Emergency Committee
Amy Hughes, UK International Emergency Trauma Register.

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