HCRI supports inaugural GECCo North West event

The University of Manchester’s Humanitarian and Conflict Response Institute (HCRI) has supported the inaugural Global Emergency Care Collaborative (GECCo) North West event, bringing practitioners together to discuss global health expertise.

The gathering took place on 31st January 2020 and was open to all healthcare professionals of all grades, including students who are interested in emergency care and global health.

Emeritus Professor Tony Redmond introduced the evening, which featured keynote speeches from Professor Fiona Lecky and Ms Rachel Fletcher, as well as workshops and speed-networking to develop a collaborative strategy and to establish an open forum for communication.

Dr Anisa Jafar, a current HCRI Research Associate, was instrumental in organising the event. In spring Anisa will take up a four-year NIHR Academic Clinical Lectureship at the HCRI which will combine clinical duties as an Emergency Medicine trainee with research. She hopes to develop the GECCo along with her colleagues in the North West, as well as those in other Northern regions such as Merseyside and Yorkshire and Humber.

GECCo North West events support open discussion for healthcare professionals, regardless of prior experience, to engage with combining emergency care and global health via the domains of education, systems strengthening, policy, clinical practice and research.

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