MSF Scientific Days – Asia 2020: Agenda

3 Nov 2020
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MSF Scientific Days - Asia 2020 will be held virtually on 18th and 19th November 2020

Register now through this link on MSF India website.

18th November 2020, Wednesday (in India time)

14:00 – 14:15 | Welcome

Dr Farhat Mantoo, General Director, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) India

14:15 – 14:40 | Session 1: Improving access to care for survivors of sexual violence: key lessons from mixed methods studies for Indian scenario

Meggy Verputten, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)

Nell Gray, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)

Dr Himanshu Mohan Kumar, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)

14:40 – 15:05 | Session 2: Can behavioural science techniques prevent or reduce violence in health care settings? A pilot test in two hospitals in Pakistan

Dr Mirwais Khan, Health Care in Danger Initiative, ICRC

15:05 – 15:30 | Session 3: Understanding barriers to TB treatment completion in Kandahar, Afghanistan through qualitative research

Dr Giulietta Luul Balestra, Anthropologist and Health Promoter

15:45 – 16:10 | Session 4: Clinical characteristics and hepatitis C (HCV) treatment outcomes among people who use drugs in an HIV cohort of Manipur, India

16:10 – 16:35 | Session 5: Lived experiences and perceptions of palliative care among advanced HIV patients: a qualitative study from Bihar, India

Dr Mohit Nair, King County Department of Public Health

16:35 – 17:10 | Panel Discussion: Global North: Tackling Colonialism in Public Health

17:10 – 17:20 | Closing Remarks

19th November 2020, Thursday

14:00 – 14:05 | Introduction

14:05 – 14:30 | Session 1: Impact of COVID-19 and vulnerability among Rohingya population, Bangladesh

Dr Mohammad Mainul Islam, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh

14:30 – 15:05 | Panel Discussion: Coronavirus and health systems affected by protracted conflict – The case of Syria

Dr Aula Abbara, Consultant in Infectious Diseases, Imperial College NHS Healthcare Trust/ co-chair of the Syria Public Health Network

Dr Fouad M Fouad, Associate Professor at the American University of Beirut and co-chair of the Syria Public Health Network

Manar Marzouk, Public health researcher and consultant. Has recently performed modelling on COVID-19 interventions in Syria as part of the CoMo initiative at Oxford University.

Dr Naser Mhawesh, Public Health specialist and Surveillance Coordinator for the Early Warning Alert and Response Network (EWARN) of the Assistance Coordination Unit

15:05 – 15:30 | Session 2: COVID-19 impact on mental health status of health workers in Nepal

Dr Rakesh Singh, Public Health Professional

15:30 – 15:45 | Break

15:45 – 16:10 | Session 3: Emerging Success story from Vietnam COVID-19

Dr Todd Pollack, Harvard Medical School; Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center; Partnership for Health Advancement in Vietnam (HAIVN)

16:10 – 16:30 | Session 4: Experience of managing COVID-19 burden in Mumbai (OCB)

Dr Stobdan Kalon, Medical Coordinator, MSF-OCB (India)

16:30 – 16:55| Session 5: Role of Innovation in COVID-19 response, especially in Indian healthcare settings

Dr Soumyadipta Acharya, Johns Hopkins Center for Bioengineering Innovation and Design

16:55 – 17:05 | Vote of Thanks

Dr. Monique Kamat, MSF SARA Board President

17:05 – 17:15 | Feedback