Free online event: “Health in the Future of Afghanistan”

Join us on August 12th at 11am PT/ 2pm ET for a free web conversation with Dr. Nafisa Abdullah and EMERGENCY USA Executive Director Eric Talbert. Nafisa Abdullah is a physician, humanitarian and human rights advocate who has worked in her native country of Afghanistan in support of women and children injured by war. Together, they will discuss issues of health in Afghanistan and the role that EMERGENCY wishes to play in the future by continuing to provide free-of-charge, high quality medical care.

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Dr. Abdullah earned her medical degree at Kabul University in 1968, after which she moved to the US. Following a series of residencies and advanced assignments, she became a recognized specialist in the field of obstetrics and gynecology. As an active EMERGENCY USA volunteer and board member, Dr. Abdullah has made frequent trips to Afghanistan and spoken about her experiences in multiple Bay area venues including the World Affairs Council and the Commonwealth Club.

“Why do I volunteer with EMERGENCY USA? I wanted to be with an organization that helps civilian victims of war. In WWI, the loss of civilians was 15%; in WWII 60%; and now modern warfare claims 90%.”

 

To learn more about Nafisah’s experience with EMERGENCY USA, click here to read a blog post about her Bay area presentations.  To register for the free event, click here. Following registration, you will receive a special link, which will allow you to ask live questions via EMERGENCY USA’s Twitter @Emergency_USA and Facebook/eusa1.

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