Traditional ways of health interventions in conflict-prone regions seem not to work anymore. Increasing violence against health workers reveals a distrust towards traditional health care measures, especially in conflict-prone regions. Based on cases from the Democratic Republic of the Congo we aim to get a better understanding of 21st century conflicts and on how to tackle them.
Professor, Department of Anthropology and Sociology of Development, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva|
Professor, Department of Anthropology and Sociology of Development, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva
| ||Vinh-Kim Nguyen is a medical anthropologist and physician who works in infectious diseases and emergency care. Over the past five years he has been involved conflict medicine in the Middle East and in the response to Ebola epidemics in Africa. He continues to practice acute care medicine in Canada and with Médecins sans Frontières, teaches Anthropology and Global Health in Geneva, and conducts research on barriers to the elimination of infectious diseases. He is Vice President of MSF Switzerland and incoming Director of the Global Health Centre at the Graduate Institute in Geneva.|