Join our webinar on 2nd June 2023: Responding to Noncommunicable Diseases in the Ukraine war

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Event’s details:

  • Date: 2nd June
  • Time: 1:00 – 2:30 pm (Geneva Time)
  • Format: Online panel discussion
  • Audience: Public / Recorded

Adrianna Murphy, Associate Professor at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM)

Key Speakers:
  1. Dr. Stella Kawira Njagi, NCDs Technical Advisor at the International Rescue Committee (IRC)
  2. Andrii Skipalskyi, MSc MBA, Technical Officer/Unit Lead NCD at the World Health Organization (WHO)
  3. Dr. Philippa Boulle, NCD Advisor and Working Group Leader at Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)


In February 2022, Russia launched a full-scale invasion of Ukraine, escalating eight years of conflict. The ongoing war and attacks on existing infrastructure, including health infrastructure, and civilians have put 40% of Ukraine’s population in need of humanitarian assistance and forced millions to flee from their homes. Before the war, noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) accounted for 91% of deaths in Ukraine and around nine million people were living with an NCD. Many people living with NCDs in Ukraine face potential exacerbation of their conditions, complications, and death if their continuity of care is disrupted.
The Geneva Centre of Humanitarian Studies and the Centre for Global Chronic Conditions at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) invite you to an online panel discussion on the humanitarian response to NCDs in the war in Ukraine. The discussion will explore the different NCD responses that were implemented, review some of the key lessons learned, and link those to previous crises and future opportunities.

Join us as we delve into this critical topic and gain valuable insights from experts working on the frontlines of the humanitarian response to NCDs in the Ukraine war.

The panel is moderated by Assoc. Prof. Adrianna Murphy (LSHTM). This event is organised as part of the Executive Short Course on NCDs in Humanitarian Settings, in partnership with: