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There will be two speakers:

Dr Sudha Jayaraman: “A global surgery career and thoughts on the future”

Sudha Jayaraman is Associate Professor of the Division of Acute Care Surgical Services and Co-Director for the Program for Global Surgery at the Virginia Commonwealth University.  She is currently funded by the National Institutes of Health as well as The Rotary Foundation (Global Grant) for her work on trauma and EMS systems development in Rwanda and Department of Defense and the Commonwealth of Virginia for her work in translational research.  She has been an examiner for both medical students and graduating surgery chief residents at Department of Surgery, University Teaching Hospital, Kigali, Rwanda and most recently Oral Board Examiner at COSECSA 2018 MCS and FCS exams.  She routinely has taught at the American College Surgeons Global Health Competencies for Surgeons since its inception.  

Dr Andrew Ferguson: "Gaza: a health system stumbling from crisis to catastrophe"

Dr Andrew Ferguson is a general practitioner, public health and tropical medicine specialist. Having worked in the field in the Middle East and Balkans, he spent 15 years combining a role as a health advisor to NGOs operational in Asia and the Middle East with ongoing clinical commitments as a GP and trainer in the UK.  

He currently supports the delivery and development of health services in areas affected by conflict and natural disaster and is the Director of Programmes for Medical Aid for Palestinians.  He provides technical support for regional teams in Lebanon, Gaza and the West Bank and is establishing/expanding a network of specialist volunteers, who underpin many of the capacity building projects within the health sector in Palestine.