DIARY NOTE – MSF Scientific Days

What: A two-day conference organised by Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF)
When: Friday 19th and Saturday 20th May 2017, 9.30 – 17.45
Where: The Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole Street, London, W1G 0AE and live-streamed online.

-    19th May presents findings and medical data from MSF projects, including sessions on responses to major conflicts in Yemen and northern Nigeria, and treating Syrian refugees in Jordan

-     20th May demonstrates the latest solutions and technologies developed by MSF to help deliver medical aid to people in need, including a smartphone app to predict outbreaks of disease in Central African Republic

Further session highlights include:

-       ‘SmartPPE’ – new personal protective equipment to keep health workers treating infectious diseases like Ebola cooler and safer

-       A new mid upper arm circumference (MUAC) strip to screen more accurately for malnutrition in adults as well as children

-       Storing insulin outside the fridge – an update two years on from the start of a project in Dagahaley refugee camp, Kenya

-       How can we provide the best care for HIV patients living in conflict zones?

For the full conference agenda please see the MSF website here. To arrange a free press pass or for more information contact:

Rosie Slater
Press Officer, MSF UK
T: +44 207 067 4265 | M: +44 7587 553 543 
E: r[email protected]

About MSF UK

This is the press room for MSF UK - the UK office of Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF), an international, independent, medical humanitarian organisation that delivers emergency aid to people affected by armed conflict, epidemics, natural disasters and exclusion from healthcare. MSF offers assistance to people based on need, irrespective of race, religion, gender or political affiliation.

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