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Chronic Care In Humanitarian Crises

May 21, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 10:30 am EDT

Organized by ICRC, Danish Red Cross, Novo Nordisk, LSHTM and the Government of Denmark

Chronic Care In Humanitarian Crises

May 21, 2019
12:30 PM – 2:30 PM

Humanitarium, ICRC
17 Avenue de la Paix
1202 Geneva


The health component of the humanitarian response to emergencies has traditionally focused on management of acute conditions such as trauma and infectious diseases. However, non-communicable diseases (NCDs) are highly prevalent worldwide – and humanitarian crises increase the risk of NCD exacerbations and impair the ability of health systems to respond.

The Universal Health Coverage (UHC) agenda emphasises that all individuals should have access to quality essential health services without suffering financial hardship, and the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) call on all stakeholders to join forces to create progress towards the SDGs – but how to do this in practice?

Join us to discuss the integration of NCD care into humanitarian response operations and the potential of new models of collaboration to help address this growing challenge.

For more information, contact Carina Sølling Damm at carida@um.dk or +1 (917) 213-7441.


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May 21, 2019
8:30 am - 10:30 am EDT
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Novo Nordisk
Government of Denmark


ICRC Humanitarium