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|Health, Human Rights, and Social Responsibility: The Humanitarian Situation in Gaza|
|Date||Friday January 23|
|Time||12:00 PM - 1:00 PM|
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UCSF School of Medicine
513 Parnassus Avenue
This coming Friday there will be a talk at noon on the humanitarian crisis in Gaza by Dr. Jess Ghannam in HSW-303 sponsored by SHPSR. Ashraf and I helped put this event together and wanted to have it as soon as possible given its timely nature. Please help us get the word out! The announcement is below.
-Jesse and Ashraf
This Friday from 12-1pm Dr. Jess Ghannam will give a talk entitled "Health, Human Rights, and Social Responsibility: The Humanitarian Situation in Gaza". This talk will focus on the devastating health consequences the recent outbreak of violence has had in The Gaza Strip, as well as the effects on infrastructure and the current situation in Gaza. This event is sponsored by Student Health Professionals for Social Responsibility. The goal of this event is not to assign blame for the recent escalation of the conflict to one side or the other, but rather to emphasize and focus on the humanitarian toll that the fighting has placed on civilians.
"Health, Human Rights, and Social Responsibility: The Humanitarian Situation in Gaza"
Friday 1/23 12-1pm
Dr. Jess Ghannam is Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Global Health Sciences at the University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Ghannam specializes in working with chronic illness, including chronic pain and cancer. He also works and does research in the area of Global Health and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and frequently travels to the Middle East for this work, including a recent trip to the Gaza Strip. He has traveled to Gaza some 40 times in past 10 years and has set-up community health clinics there and in the West Bank. Currently he is also working with a group of international human rights activists trying to establish rehabilitation centers for Guantanamo detainees.