Join MAP at King’s College London’s Global Health Society’s panel event

The MAP team would like to invite you to a panel event, organised by King’s College London’s Global Health Society, that we are speaking at next Wednesday, 22 March.

Healthcare Under Fire: Health Challenges in Occupied Palestine

The event will explore how the provision of healthcare in the Palestinian territory is being challenged by the ongoing Israeli occupation. It will include talks from academics and campaigners from King's College London, University College London and MAP.

MAP’s discussion of health under occupation

MAP will be discussing how restrictions on freedom of movement, including Israel’s restrictive permit regime and barriers to ambulance access, affect the accessibility of healthcare for patients in Gaza and the West Bank. We will also be examining how medical safe spaces, as enshrined in international law, are being threatened by reoccurring attacks against Palestinian medical facilities and teams. 

The event’s panelists:

-Hanna Kienzler, a lecturer in the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine who has conducted long-term ethnographic research in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) with a focus on mental health, trauma and resilience.

-Rohan Talbot, Acting Campaigns and Media Manager from Medical Aid for Palestinians. Rohan recently returned from visiting MAP’s projects in the West Bank, where he met Baby Maryam who was kept apart from her mother for six months by Israel’s blockade.  

-Pennie Quinton, a PhD candidate within King’s College London's Department of Global Health and Social Medicine who has focused her research on how journalists and civilians are targeted/ treated and prevented from gathering news.

-Rawan Kafri, a Palestinian form East Jerusalem who is currently studying her Masters in Global Health at University College London, who will give insight into her experiences of growing up under occupation and the challenges this posed to accessing healthcare.

Event details

Wednesday 22 March at 18.00-20.00

Room 1.71, Franklin Wilkins Building,

King's College London, Stamford Street, SE1 8


You can find out more about the event here.

Hope to see you there!