The humanitarian crisis in Burma will be the topic of News Talk Online on Paltalk.com Wednesday May 14.
Joining us to discuss the challenges of getting aid to the people of Burma will be Oxfam America's humanitarian response public health specialist Dr. Miriam Aschkenasy.
Aschkenasy is a practicing emergency medicine physician in Boston as well as a Fellow at the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative and a visiting scientist at the Harvard School of Public Health. She is published in the field of international emergency medicine and has worked in Nepal, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Mozambique, Chad, El Salvador, Peru and the Gulf Coast.
Aschkenasy received her MD from the Sackler School of Medicine New York/Tel Aviv University program, completed an emergency medicine residency at the University of Connecticut, and then a Fellowship in International Emergency Medicine and Public Health at the Brigham and Women's Hospital. She received her Masters in public health at the Harvard School of Public health.
After completing her training she worked as an assistant professor at the Boston University School of Medicine and an attending physician at Boston Medical Center. She currently does her clinical work at The Cambridge Hospital in Cambridge, MA.
She is specially trained in humanitarian response and field work and looks forward to supporting humanitarian response through evidence based practice and epidemiology as well as linking acute humanitarian response to development.
Oxfam America is an international relief and development organization that creates lasting solutions to poverty, hunger, and injustice. Together with individuals and local groups in more than 120 countries, Oxfam saves lives, helps people overcome poverty, and fights for social justice. We are an affiliate of Oxfam International.
To talk to Dr. Aschkenasy at 5 PM New York time Wednesday May 14 CLICK HERE. There is no charge.
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