MSF South Asia Presents

Health & Humanity Summit

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About the Summit

Médecins Sans Frontières / Doctors Without Borders (MSF) South Asia Health and Humanity Summit 2024 aims to address existing gender disparities in the provision of health and humanitarian aid. In contexts of conflict, disaster, and areas of marginalization, the needs and voices of women are often left unheard, leading to systemic inequalities in the provision of life-saving care. By amplifying women’s voices in the humanitarian sector, our goal is to catalyze actionable strategies promoting inclusivity and equitable healthcare provisions for all individuals, regardless of gender.

The Summit seeks to unpack the complex reasons driving gender inequalities in global health and humanitarian action. Through collaborative dialogue and efforts, we aim to cultivate a more effective approach to humanitarian action—one that empowers and amplifies women’s voices as actors of change.

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Who should attend ?

Civil Society: Organizations and individuals whose work addresses social issues and promote public welfare, including non-governmental organizations (NGOs), community-based organizations, grassroots movements, advocacy groups, and activists.

Academia: Professors, researchers and students in the field of international relations, human rights, area studies, public health, public policy, communications, conflict and other related fields.

Thought Leaders: Subject matter experts and industry influencers in the fields of humanitarian aid, public health, technology and social justice whose work adds value to discourse, shapes debates, drives conversations, and provides insights.

Media: Freelance and staff journalists, including photojournalists, reporters, editors, publishers etc, who report and write about health and humanitarian issues.

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Themes

 

Through Her Eyes

Understanding Women’s Vulnerabilities In Migration

Convergence For Change

Dynamics Of Regional Solidarity

Reclaiming Spaces

Collective Action To Safeguard Civil Society

Structural Inequity

Access To Medical Treatment In An Unequal Health And R&D System

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Who should attend ?

Civil Society: Organizations and individuals whose work addresses social issues and promote public welfare, including non-governmental organizations (NGOs), community-based organizations, grassroots movements, advocacy groups and activists.

Academia: Professors, researchers and students in the field of international relations, human rights, area studies, public health, public policy, communications, conflict and other related fields.

Thought Leaders: Subject matter experts and industry influencers in the fields of humanitarian aid, public health, technology and social justice whose work adds value to discourse, shapes debates, drives conversations, and provides insights.

Media: Freelance and staff journalists – including photojournalists, reporters, editors, publishers, etc – who report and write about health and humanitarian issues

Speakers

 

Dr Santhushya Fernando

Senior Lecturer in Medical Humanities at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka

Marvi Sirmed

Journalist and Human Rights Defender

Bhavani Fonseka

Senior Researcher & Attorney at Law with the Centre for Policy Alternatives, Sri Lanka

Heela Najibullah

Peace and Conflict Researcher

Adilur Rahman Khan

Human Rights Activist & Secretary of Odhikar

Ghada Khemissi

Director – Programmes Unit, Médecins Sans Frontières, South Asia

Yasmina Benslimane

Founder of Politics4Her

Hafsar Tameesuddin

Co-Secretary General, The Asia Pacific Refugee Rights Network

Dr Farhat Mantoo

Executive Director, MSF South Asia

Dr Ravi Rannan-Eliya

Executive Director of the Institute for Health Policy, Sri Lanka

Dr Radhika Coomaraswamy

Human Rights Advocate, and former UN Special Rapporteur on Violence Against Women

Philipp Frisch

Deputy Head, Humanitarian Diplomacy, MSF International

Dr Unni Krishnan Karunakara

Interim Director of the United Nations University Institute for Global Health & Former International President MSF

Smriti Singh

Regional Director – South Asia for Amnesty International

Lina AbiRafeh

Women’s Rights Activist & Author

Eldred Tellis

Founder & Director, Sankalp Rehabilitation Trust & Activist for Access to Medicine

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