Namita Sharma will present her experience with Doctors Without Borders, providing pediatric and neonatal care for displaced people in Gedeb, Ethiopia. In this area, nearly one million people have been displaced internally following ethnic violence. Many people have been forced to leave their homes and now exist in camps, where they suffer malnutrition, lack of water and infectious diseases. Doctors Without Borders (Medicins Sans Frontieres, MSF) is one of the few sources of medical care for this region.
Doctors Without Borders is an international, independent medical humanitarian organization that provides medical assistance to people affected by conflict, epidemics, disasters, or exclusion from healthcare. Founded in 1971 in Paris by a group of doctors and journalists, MSF is now a worldwide movement of more than 67,000 people. MSF offers volunteer opportunities for Kenyon students aspiring to health careers.
Sharma is a pediatric hospitalist and emergency department physician at Henry Ford Allegiance Health in Jackson, Michigan. She received her medical degree from St. George’s University Grenada, West Indies; her master’s degree in public health from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor; and her bachelor of science in psychology at Michigan State University.
Tuesday, October 15, 2019 at 11:10am to 12:00pm
Higley Hall Auditorium
202 N College Rd, Gambier, OH 43022