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Inside a Gaza IMC Field Hospital—Gaza: The Human Toll

March 25, 2024 • 8:00 – 9:00 am EDT

The CSIS live studio conversations, ‘Gaza: The Human Toll,’ are a product of the CSIS Bipartisan Alliance for Global Health Security, with co-sponsorship of the CSIS Humanitarian Agenda and the CSIS Middle East Program. The show will convene regularly during this crisis period to capture clearly and accurately the evolving humanitarian and health situation inside Gaza, understand how the conduct of the conflict is shaping outcomes and future policy and operational choices, think carefully about what may lie ahead, and hear from key operational international agencies and NGOs providing humanitarian assistance, as well as other experts with vital insights. Throughout these conversations, speakers will explore current and proposed U.S. policies.

This episode will feature fresh footage from on-the-ground in Gaza at an International Medical Corps (IMC) field hospital. J. Stephen Morrison and Michelle Strucke will be joined by Dr. Zawar Ali, Senior Specialist, Vaccination Program Planning and Implementation, IMC, to discuss his experience standing up and sustaining the IMC field hospital and the ongoing health and humanitarian crises in Gaza. Dr. Richard (Rik) Peeperkorn, World Health Organization (WHO) Representative for Occupied Palestinian Territory, will discuss his experience on the ground in Gaza and provide policy recommendations for addressing the health and humanitarian crises in Gaza. 

This event is made possible by the generous support of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

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Zawar Ali

Zawar Ali

Senior Specialist, Vaccine Project Planning and Implementation, International Medical Corps