Public Event: Talk About the Current Situation in Gaza with Dr. Mads Gilbert

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October 21st, 2014

Dr. Mads Gilbert: EYEWITNESS in GAZA

Summer 2014

What we saw & what you can do

Friday, October 31 | 3 pm


677 Huntington Ave. Boston

Free and open to the  public  For visitor passes email

Hosted by HealthRoots Student Group at HSPH and co-sponsored by the Boston Chapter, Palestine Children’s Relief Fund,  Massachusetts Peace Action and North America Friends of SABEEL (Ecumenical Liberation Theology Center)

Dr. Mads Fredrik Gilbert is a Norwegian doctor and activist.   He received his PhD at the University of Iowa in Iowa City, Iowa.  He is a specialist in anesthesiology and a leader of the emergency medicine department of University Hospital of North Norway, and has been adjunct professor (professor II) of emergency medicine at the University of Tromsø since 1995. He has served as a doctor during numerous periods in the Palestinian territories and Lebanon. His efforts have been central to leading the city of Tromsø, since 2001 a twin town of Gaza, the city that has sent more health workers to the Palestinian territories than any other in the world.

Dr. Gilbert arrived on emergency assignment for the Norwegian Aid Committee (NORWAC) with the surgeon Erik Fosse to support the humanitarian effort at al-Shifa Hospital during the 2008–2009 Israeli attack on Gaza, a period when foreign journalists were barred from entering the Gaza Strip.  He also served during the most recent Israeli assault on Gaza this past summer, which killed over 2100 people, including more than 500 children.  He is the co-author, with his colleague Erik Fosse, of Eyes in Gaza.

Dr. Gilbert recently returned from Gaza and will give updates on the current situation.

Dr. Karameh Hawash, Medical Coordinator for PCRF will introduce Dr. Gilbert

Dr. Hawash is a Pediatric Neurologist at Boston Childrens Hospital and Instructor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School.