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My Story: Caring for Syrian Refugees in Iraq
This keynote will outline Kristen's experiences working in northern Iraq, Kurdistan; where she joined with MSF to provide primary health care activities to Syrian refugees fleeing the Syrian conflict. She will speak about the refugee camp she visited where MSF had set up a medical project in order to support the health care needs of the growing community. Kristen will then speak about her role as the vaccination nurse, over my 6 week stay, summarizing the challenges faced along with the achievements of the campaign and the importance of primary healthcare interventions in such a setting.
Presented by Kristen McClelland
Kristen McClelland is a Registered Nurse at the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne, Australia. She holds a Bachelor of Nursing from RMIT (2001) and a Diploma of Tropical Nursing from London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (2009). She has completed five missions with Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors without Borders in a number of countries across Africa and the Middle East. Her expertise come from a varied nursing background ranging from School nursing, Phase 1 Quarantine Research, private home care, humanitarian aid, and numerous hospital based specialties including emergency care. After working a number of years in the field her interests now lie in further education in the areas of midwifery, emergency care and international public health.
Cost: $15 inc GST / APNA Members FREE