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Dr Lachlan McIver in conversation

Readings Hawthorn — Woiworung Country, 701 Glenferrie Rd, Hawthorn, Victoria, 3122

Join us for no-holds-barred conversation as Dr Lachlan McIver recounts his experiences treating patients and tackling health problems across dozens of countries, from rural communities around Australia and the islands of the South Pacific, through natural disasters and civil war zones, to the headquarters of the World Health Organization and Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders) in Switzerland.

Within his memoir Life and Death Decisions McIver is forced to confront not only the frustrations of trying to provide medical care in extremely under-resourced environments, but broader crises such as health inequities, climate change and drug-resistant infections. He also faces his own personal battles, including with depression, alcohol abuse and bankruptcy.

McIver is based in Geneva, Switzerland as he works for Médecins Sans Frontières but will be in Australia for a whirlwind tour. We are thrilled to have him with us for one night only.

Melanie Cheng will be joining McIver in conversation on the evening.

This event is free to attend but bookings are essential.

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Life and Death Decisions

Life and Death Decisions

Dr. Lachlan McIver

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