Manisha Kumar, MD, MPH & Yousef Turshani, MD; Experiences as a Doctor without Borders

Dr. Manisha Kumar MD, MPH is a family medicine doctor currently working for Doctors Without Borders as Head of the Task Force on Safe Abortion Care. The Task Force aims to increase access to contraceptive and safe abortion care services to women and girls in humanitarian settings. Manisha has worked for MSF since 2014 in countries such as the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Central African Republic (CAR), and Bangladesh. She is currently based in Amsterdam,  and has worked with health NGOs in Lesotho, South Sudan, Peru, India, Guatemala, and Nicaragua.

Yousef Turshani MD is an Associate Clinical Professor in the Department of Pediatrics, and an Affiliate Faculty member at IGHS. Born to Libyan immigrants in Louisville, he developed his passion for teaching and global health as a medical student at the University of Chicago. His pediatric residency began with UCLA's "Community Health and Advocacy Training" and completed at UCSF in 2009 when he joined the faculty as a neonatal hospitalist at California Pacific Medical Center, directing the newborn nursery rotation for medical students.

International experiences include 
-HIV consultant in Zimbabwe for "Doctors without Borders" where he collaborated with ICRC, UNICEF and other local partners to successfully hand over a regional center Pediatric HIV project to the Ministry of Health. 
-Evaluating community health workers in Nicaragua
-Disaster relief work in Iceland and Peru 
-Pediatric resident rotation in San Pedro Sula, Honduras central hospital
-Former Chair of Pediatrics at the only hospital on the Pacific island of Saipan 

Friday, September 20, 2019 at 9:00am to 10:00am

Mission Hall, 2105
550 16th St, San Francisco, CA 94158


School of Medicine, Global Health Sciences


Students, Postdocs, Faculty, Staff, Alumni


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