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MedGlobal on the Refugee Crisis in Greece
August 11, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Please join us on Sunday, August 11, as the National Hellenic Museum hosts a conversation with MedGlobal Doctors John Kahler and Peter Houck on the current state of the refugee crisis in Greece.
MedGlobal has been at the Moria Refugee Camp since November of 2018. Moria is the largest refugee camp on the Greek Islands, located in southeast Lesvos. There are currently about 6,000 people in a facility built to hold 3,000. In conjunction with a sister NGO, Kitrinos Healthcare, the MedGlobal clinic is there to serve the acute care needs of the camp residents. Their work includes attending to acute psycho-emotional needs as well as addressing medical needs such as respiratory and gastrointestinal illnesses. Dr. Kahler along with Dr. Houck established MedGlobal’s presence at Camp Moria.
Non-Members: $15, NHM Members: $10, Students: $5
Dr. John Kahler is a retired board-certified pediatrician who is currently the Chairman of the Board for MedGlobal as well as one of the organization’s cofounders. He has worked in the humanitarian space for 25 years and has been on medical missions throughout the world.
Dr. Peter Houck is a physician from Seattle, WA who has had a long, active career in the medical care of refugees. He spent 28 years as an officer in the United States Public Health Service. He is currently a senior aviation medical examiner for the Federal Aviation Administration, the coordinator for MedGlobal’s Greek operations, and a consultant in public health for civil aviation.
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