Norwegian doctor holds presentation on Gaza attack in Chicago

Dr. Mads Gilbert’s presentation on “Health, Human Rights, and the War on Gaza: Evidence from the Frontlines” at the University of Chicago on April 16 left the audience in “shell shock”, writes

The Norwegian physician is touring the US talking about his experience working in Gaza’s al-Shifa hospital during the war this past December and January.

Mats Gilbert (62) from Porsgrunn is a specialist in anesthesiology and a leader of the emergency medicine department of University Hospital of North Norway, and has been a professor of emergency medicine at the University of Tromsø since 1995.

Gilbert has broad range international experiences, in particular from locations that merge medical and political issues. Actively involved with solidarity work concerning Palestinians since the 1970s, he has served as a doctor during numerous periods in the Palestinian territories and Lebanon. His efforts have been central to the efforts that have lead the city of Tromsø, since 2001 a twin town of Gaza, to claim to be the city that has sent more health workers to the Palestinian territories than any other the world.

You can still catch Dr. Gilbert on his US tour in New York:

Friday, April 17, 1:00pm: NYU Kimmel Center, Rm 912, 60 Washington Square South

Friday, April 17, 6:30pm: Barnard College, Held Auditorium, Barnard Hall, 3009 Broadway

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