Carnegie Mellon University

Paul Brockmann: Stones for Ihula: Rural Health-Care Provision in Conflict-Affected Eastern Congo

Monday, November 28, 2011, 4:30 p.m., Porter Hall 100

Paul Brockmann has worked since 2005 with international humanitarian medical organization Médecins sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders), most recently managing one of the largest medical interventions in North Kivu, Democratic Republic of Congo. Other assignments included a short emergency response to the 2008 Sichuan Earthquake in China, and longer appointments in Sri Lanka, India, Nigeria and China. Paul joined MSF as a non-medical administrator after a 19-year career in magazine publishing in the US. In this interactive presentation and Q&A, he will talk about the day to day realities and challenges of providing reliable, quality health care for vulnerable populations in Eastern Congo. He also hopes to challenge listeners' perceptions and assumptions in a number of ways, and have a good discussion with participants after his short talk.

Sponsored by the Center for International Relations and Politics, the Modern Languages Department, and the Office of the Vice Provost for Education.