21st Century Humanitarianism Public Lecture
Dr. Joanne Liu, International President of Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders will describe her view of the politics and contemporary challenges of humanitarianism.
September 18, 2018 | 7:00 – 8:30pm
Tribute Communities Recital Hall, Accolade East Building, York University
Dr. Joanne Liu, MDCM, FRCP
Dr. Joanne Liu was elected International President of Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) in 2013. She trained at McGill University School of Medicine and specialized in pediatrics at Sainte-Justine Hospital, Montréal. She began MSF field work in 1996 and has undertaken over twenty missions since, in Central Africa, Central Asia and the Middle East. Her operational contributions range from introducing comprehensive medical care for survivors of sexual violence to developing a telemedicine platform connecting physicians in remote sites with medical specialists worldwide. A staunch advocate of anchoring MSF’s identity in field based, quality-driven patient care, she seeks to introduce the same focus into the global health arena.