Public Lecture: "The good, the bad and the ugly": Humanitarian Aid. Public Lecture by Paul MacMaster, MSF UK President.

Lecture Theatre G15 Muirhead Tower
Alumni, Medical and Dental Sciences, Social Sciences
Thursday 14th January 2016 (18:30-19:30)
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Dr Gilles de Wildt, International Health,

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The global family of MSF organisations is at the heart of health crises in conflict zones as well as outbreaks such as Ebola. It has grown – with an annual turnover of almost a billion Euros- and remains staunchly independent.  MSF combines delivery of health care on the ground with health policy advocacy in defence of the poor and vulnerable.

Paul McMaster is a surgeon who worked at the  Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham, including liver transplant surgery. He retired from the NHS in 2000 to undertake medical care in the developing world, training in women’s fistula repair in Uganda and Rwanda. In 2005 he began working for Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) and carried out surgical projects in Somalia, Congo, and Burundi before moving to MSF’s Amsterdam headquarters as surgical director. He returned to the UK in 2012 to become president of MSF UK, and continues to work on  projects abroad.

 See also: BMJ Confidential 2015;350:g7828

This is a combination of the Birmingham International Development Department’s Guest Seminar Series with the Birmingham annual International Health Lecture (Medical School), co-sponsored by Medsin Birmingham (

This event is open to all.