The Aftermath of Natural Disasters: Realities and Myths

  • DATE / TIME:
    2013•10•08    19:00 - 20:30

    For the October lecture of the UNU-INWEH Another Drop Seminar Series, Dr. Lynda Redwood-Campbell will speak on the topic of natural disasters.

    The number of people affected by natural disasters (floods, volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, tsunami, etc.) continues to increase. While the media will often report on a natural disaster initially, public interest soon fades.

    Dr. Redwood-Campbell will discuss the realities (and myths) of working in a post-natural disaster setting, focusing on the 2004 Asian tsunami response in Aceh Indonesia as an example. She will describe how the 2004 tsunami devastated the community and affected the health and well-being of individuals, and how two medical universities are working together eight years later.

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    About the speaker

    Dr. Lynda Redwood-Campbell is a Professor in the Department of Family Medicine, McMaster University. She has trained at McMaster University, the London School of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene and Johns Hopkins University. She has worked in many resource-poor countries, including relief work with the ICRC Red Cross field hospital in Indonesia after the December 2004 Tsunami, in Pakistan after the November 2005 Kashmir earthquake, and in Haiti after the 2010 earthquake and cholera outbreak.

  • Conference Room C&D
    McMaster Innovation Park
    175 Longwood Road South, L8P 0A1
    Hamilton, Ontario

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