Feinberg School of Medicine Global Health Day 2015

Wednesday, September 9, 2015 - 12:00pm to 6:30pm

Feinberg's Global Health Day 2015

GUEST SPEAKER: Rebecca Singer
Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières

Rebecca Singer is a doctorally prepared nurse with over a decade of experience in humanitarian response and development work. She has spent nearly five years with MSF, providing services to survivors of sexual and family violence in Liberia, Kenya, Chad, Democratic Republic of Congo, Zimbabwe, and Papua New Guinea. She also worked with survivors of torture who had immigrated to the United States, ensuring that they had adequate health care. Ms. Singer has worked with several development organizations dedicated to improving coffee farmers' lives, and was the executive director of Coffee Kids until March 2015.

In many of the countries where Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) works, a shocking number of women die each day from preventable deaths. MSF nurse and Chicago resident, Rebecca Singer, will talk about some of the most vital but often neglected areas of women's health, and what still needs to be done to address the medical needs of women and children around the world.

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) Presentation
Title: Because Tomorrow Needs Her
Date: Wednesday, September 9, 12-1 p.m.
Location: Williams Auditorium, McGaw Pavilion 240 E. Huron St, Chicago, IL 60611

Global Health Poster Session
Date: Wednesday, September 9, 4-6 p.m.
Location: Method Atrium, Tarry Research & Education Building 300 E. Superior St, Chicago, IL 60611

Northwestern University Feinberg Center for Global Health
Contact: elizabeth.christian@northwestern.edu
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