IAmA Miriam Aschkenasy, disaster response doctor just back from the Philippines, AMA!
Hi Reddit, I’m Miriam Aschkenasy MD, MPH, Deputy Director of Disaster Response at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Center for Global Health and I’ve just returned from the Philippines with a team of medical volunteers from our hospital who deployed with the International Medical Corps following Typhoon Haiyan. I’ve been a humanitarian and disaster responder to cholera outbreaks in Zimbabwe, displacements in Sudan, chronic drought in Ethiopia, flooding in El Salvador, earthquakes in Peru and Haiti, as well as many other countries in Africa, South East Asia, Central and North and South America including the Rita and Katrina responses. I’m happy to talk about my experiences, disaster medicine in general, or any other similar topics. I have a passion for disaster response and firmly believe that it’s most effective when organized and professional. AMA!
I'm hoping to start answering questions around 2:00 p.m.
EDIT: 3:22 pm I have to take off now. Thank you everyone for your great questions it was great chating with you. Happy Holidays!