As part of its contribution to MSF's critical self-reflexion, the CRASH regularly invites outside speakers, researchers and key civil society figures to come present their perspectives and their work on general issues that intersect with the concerns of humanitarian action.
Intended primarily for an internal audience - but open to others closely connected to the association - each conference is followed by an open discussion.
Immunization: a new perspective on vaccines - Conference with Lise Barnéoud
MSF-Crash is organizing a conference/debate on immunization with Lise Barnéoud, science journalist and author of Immunisés ? Un nouveau regard sur les vaccins.
Who benefits from immunization? Individuals ? Society ? Companies ? Is it effective? Dangerous? Cost effective? What are the factors influencing public perception in relation to vaccines ? Lise Barnéoud engages an investigation work aiming at revealing the various and sometimes contradictory realities observed in the field of vaccination in France. She leads her investigation from a triple point of view: that of a mother who must decide whether or not to vaccinate her children; that of a journalist who conducts an investigation and that of a scientist who analyses how the facts are constructed.
Through an exchange with Epicentre, the Crash and MSF medical department, we will discuss the politics of vaccination, still a very important part of our operations, and a subject of recurring discussions and controversies at MSF too.
The conference will be on 5 December, from 6pm to 8pm, at Médecins Sans Frontières headquarters. It will be streaming and will be simultaneously translated in English.