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As part of its contribution to MSF's critical self-reflexion, the CRASH regularly invites outside speakers, researchers and key civil society figures to come present their perspectives and their work on general issues that intersect with the concerns of humanitarian action. Intended primarily for an internal audience - but open to others closely connected to the association - each conference is followed by an open discussion.

Heatwaves: what mortality rates and what are the challenges for MSF?

2024-06-06 18:30:00 2024-06-06 20:30:00 Europe/Paris Heatwaves: what mortality rates and what are the challenges for MSF? On 6 June 2024, the Crash team will be delighted to welcome Lana Whittaker, Kévin Jean and Aina Roca Barceló for a conference on heatwaves co-organized with MSF France's Green Team. MSF CRASH

On 6 June 2024, the Crash team will be delighted to welcome Lana Whittaker, Kévin Jean and Aina Roca Barceló for a conference on heatwaves co-organized with MSF France's Green Team.

De gauche à droite, Michaël Neuman, Lise Barnéoud et Emmanuel Baron lors de la conférence du Crash du 5 décembre 2017 sur la vaccination MSF-Crash Conference

Immunization: new perspectives on vaccines - Conference with Lise Barnéoud

12/05/2017 - 05:00 PM 07:00 PM Lise Barnéoud

Who profits from vaccination? Individuals? Society? Companies? Is vaccination efficient? Is it dangerous? Profitable? What are the factors influencing public opinion in this domain? Lise Barnéoud, science journalist and author of Immunisés ? Un nouveau regard sur les vaccins, has engaged in an investigation revealing multiple - and sometimes contradictory - realities observed in the French vaccination sector. She has carried out her investigation from three distinct viewpoints: the one of a mother who needs to decide whether to vaccinate her children or not; of a journalist leading an enquiry; and of a scientist analyzing how facts are built.   
 
Lise Barnéoud was a Crash guest speaker at a conference on vaccination held on December 5, 2017. A discussion with Epicentre, Crash and the MSF Medical Department allowed us to exchange views on vaccinal policy, which remains a cornerstone of MSF operations and a recurring subject of discussion and controversy.

 

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Sharon Abramowitz and Michaël Neuman during MSF Crash conference about humanitarian anthropology MSF Conference

Humanitarian anthropology : conference with Sharon Abramowitz

10/23/2017 - 04:00 PM 06:00 PM Sharon Abramowitz

Sharon Abramowitz is an anthropologist and a visiting researcher at the Department of Anthropology at Rutgers University, co-editor of recently published Medical humanitarianism. Ethnographies of practice. She has devoted much of her work to responding to epidemics - most recently in Ebola, and in West Africa, Liberia in particular.

During the conference organized by MSF-Crash on 23 October 2017, she discussed the contribution of medical anthropology to humanitarian action as well as her latest book and most recent projects.

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conférence-débat sur les effets de la polio Conference

The polio eradication campaign put to test

02/04/2014 - 12:30 PM 06:30 PM Claire Magone

The polio eradication campaign has indeniably and remarkably succeeded in tumbling down the number of polio cases worldwide. But difficulties currently faced by the Programme -pockets of social resistance in several countries, reinfection of some countries, outbreak of epidemics associated with strains of vaccine-derived polio viruses- indeed challenge one of the main assumptions underlying the objective of the eradication itself : the full compliance of an entire population to a public health program.

 

 

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Débat avec Sandrine Revet Conference

Living a Natural Disaster

11/03/2010 - 06:00 PM 08:00 PM Sandrine Revet

People wandering through the rubble in Haiti, arms outstretched begging for help amid the floods in Pakistan: the media coverage of disasters invariably features helpless victims, overwhelmed by the disaster, waiting to be helped...

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Deux personnes discutent dans le camp de personnes déplacées de Kalenge, en république démocratique du Congo Lena Mucha Conference

From their point of view

03/10/2009 - 06:00 PM 08:30 PM Caroline Abu-sada

The reasons why we are accepted, tolerated or sometimes rejected in the contexts where we work are often obscure. Caroline Abu-Sada and her team of sociology student shed some light on these issues.

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