On Friday 10 June 2022, UCL Health of the Public invited students from across UCL to attend a scenario event focusing on the evolving humanitarian situation in Yemen.
Throughout the day, students worked together in groups to consider how they would plan a health of the public approach for Yemen in 2023. They were given briefings from experts and practitioners before considering scenarios including how to prioritise those most in need, how to prioritise key health response activities for people on the move, and, finally, how realistically they could deliver in Yemen.
The event was led by Dr Maria Kett (Associate Professor in Humanitarianism and Disability) and Dr Lisa Guppy (Lecturer in Humanitarian Logistics / Crisis Response).
We had a fantastic line-up of speakers including:
- Ella Al-Shamahi (Academic and broadcaster)
- Phil Duloy (FCDO)
- Prof Graham Hart (Co-Director, UCL Health of the Public)
- Andrew Lamb (Global Field Ready)
- Victoria Maynard (UCL Department of Civil, Environ &Geomatic Eng)
- Ben Oldfrey (UCL Department of Mechanical Engineering)
- Elias Pavlopoulos (UK-Med)
- Lisa Reilly (Global Interagency Security Forum)
- Andy Seal (UCL Institute for Global Health)
- Xand Van Tulleken (Doctor, writer, and TV presenter)
- Cecilia Vindrola (Rapid Research Evaluation and Appraisal Lab)
Following the event, students had the opportunity to network with each other, and speakers, at an evening reception. We took this opportunity to catch up with Zeinab Elbatoul (MSc Global Health student) to hear about her experience of the day: