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ICHG Advocacy - Children in Conflict

1st Feb 2024
6:30 - 9:30pm (GMT)
1st Feb 2024
6:30 - 9:30pm (GMT)
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A webinar followed by a discussion around the impact of conflict on children around the world. This is the first of a series looking at the effects conflict and war can have on children in the short- and the long-term.

Speaker: Ayesha Kadir

Bio: Ayesha Kadir is a paediatrician and Senior Humanitarian Health Advisor for Save the Children. She works in clinical care, public health research, health policy, and advocacy. Her clinical work is in paediatric emergency medicine and social paediatrics in Europe and in humanitarian settings. Her research, advocacy and policy work focuses on the effects of migration, armed conflict, and other forms of violence on children and families, and in finding effective ways to protect and promote children's and families' health, wellbeing, and rights. Dr. Kadir has worked in east, west, and southern Africa, the Middle East, Haiti, western and eastern Europe, and the United States. She has worked with international NGOs, universities, governments and the World Health Organization before starting her current role with Save the Children.

Summary

Join us for a vital discussion on the impact of conflict on children, the first webinar session in our series led by Ayesha Kadir. Kadir, a highly experienced paediatrician and Senior Humanitarian Health Advisor for Save the Children, brings her extensive experience from working in varied geopolitical climates to shed light on the effects of conflict, war, migration, and violence on children's health and wellbeing. This insightful session is not just for paediatricians but is relevant to all healthcare professionals interested in understanding the effects of traumatic environments on childhood development and health. Using her experience from working with international NGOs, universities, governments, and the WHO, Kadir presents an opportunity to learn about effective ways to protect and promote children's rights and health in conflict zones. Join us and enhance your understanding of this crucial topic.
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Learning objectives

1. **Understand the Impact of Conflict on Children's Health:** By the end of the session, learners should be able to comprehend the immediate and long-lasting effects of war and conflict on children's physical and mental health. 2. **Recognize the Role of Advocacy:** Learners will become aware of how advocacy plays a crucial role in raising awareness, promoting health policies, and providing solutions to address the impact of conflict on children. 3. **Discuss the Consequences of Migration on Children's Health:** Participants should be able to identify the specific health threats that children face in the process of migration due to conflict, and articulate the importance of structured intervention in these scenarios. 4. **Identify Policies and Protection Strategies:** Attendees will learn to recognize the most effective and globally accepted policies and strategies aimed at promoting and protecting the health, wellbeing, and rights of children in conflict areas. 5. **Gain Insights from Real-World Experiences:** The participants in the discussion will have the opportunity to learn from Dr. Ayesha Kadir’s vast experiences in Africa, Middle East, Haiti, Europe, and the United States about the challenges and successes in the field of child health and rights advocacy in humanitarian settings.
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1st Feb 2024
6:30 - 9:30pm (GMT)
Hosted on MedAll
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