Dr. Lynda Redwood-Campbell Takes Part in Typhoon Haiyan Relief Efforts

In November 2013 typhoon Haiyan devastated portions of Southeast Asia, leaving more than six thousand people dead and millions displaced. Humanitarian Healthcare Ethics (hhe) colleague and Hamilton physician,  Dr. Lynda Redwood-Campbell, took part in relief efforts at a Canada Red Cross field hospital in the central part of the Philippines.

Redwood-Campbell told The Hamilton Spectator that she worked  “14- to 15-hour days, doing mostly obstetrics work, at a small hospital designed for 100 patients which often had to manage with double that on some days.”

The Humanitarian Healthcare Ethics team will take time to debrief with Dr. Redwood-Campbell on the moral experience of her time there and how it might inform future research.

Read more about Redwood-Campbell’s return home and Canada’s response to the disaster at CBC Hamilton News.

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