Health in Context

Providing Care for Conflict-Affected Communities
Photo by Susan BartelsPhoto by Susan Bartels

A photographic exhibition of the Gender Conference “Who Decides: Gender, Medicine, and the Public’s Health

An opening reception will take place on Tuesday April 8, 2014, from 4–5 p.m. in the Sheerr Room, First Floor, Fay House.

The exhibit, Health in Context: Providing Care for Conflict-Affected Communities, consists of images that address health care issues for displaced persons, with a focus on two primary locations. The first is the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo where 20 years of war and strife have created acute and long-term health problems for the people of the region. The second is Syria, where civilians—both those internally displaced and those uprooted to neighboring countries—face critical care issues in an unfolding civil conflict.

The exhibit is made possible by a partnership among the Radcliffe Institute, François-Xavier Bagnoud (FXB) Center for Health and Human Rights at the Harvard School of Public Health, Harvard Humanitarian Initiative, and Meg Sattler, Syria Crisis Regional Communications Manager, World Vision International.