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Because Tomorrow Needs Her: Doctors Without Borders Speaker Event

When: Wednesday, October 21, 2015
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM CT

Where: Chambers Hall, Ruan Conference Room, 600 Foster St, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Janka Pieper   (847) 467-5344

Group: Global Health Studies

Category: Global & Civic Engagement


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

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.

Rebecca Singer will also highlight opportunities available at MSF and will speak more generally about the organization and its mission and vision.

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.

The event is co-hosted by Global Health Studies and the University Academic Advising Center. A light dinner will be served.

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