Bhopal Anniversary Webinar December 2nd

On the 36th anniversary of Union Carbide’s Disaster at 3pm GMT on 2nd December, we will be hosting a live webinar, entitled ‘Bhopal’s Endless Disaster in the Time of Covid-19’, on the plight of Bhopal gas survivors today.

Join health workers operating on the front line in gas-affected neighbourhoods, as well as medical and technical experts, to learn about the 1984 Bhopal Gas Disaster’s unremitting impacts, why survivors are left gravely at-risk to the Covid-19 pandemic, and how their selfless efforts to protect each other by means of a demanding and dangerous ‘community shield’ program carries important lessons for every community.

We will be covering, in detail:

  • The ongoing spread of toxic water contamination and roadmap to remediation
  • The term health impact of toxic exposure in 1984
  • The high vulnerability of survivors to Covid-19
  • The creation of a community shield by Chingari and Sambhavna clinics
  • Q & A with speakers

Our speakers for the event include:

  • Bridget Hanna – Medical Anthropologist, Independent Scholard (Harvard University)
  • Joe Jackson – Managing Director, Keltbray Remediation
  • Dr. Sanjay Shrivastava – Sambhavna Clinic, Bhopal
  • Dr. (Prof) Arvind Kumar – Eminent Thoracic Surgeon, founder of the Lung Care Foundation & Robotic Surgery pioneer
  • Sathyu Sarangi – Managing Trustee, Sambhavna Trust, Bhopal

You can register for the event on our Eventbrite page:

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We hope you can join us!

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We believe Dow must finally accept responsibility for Bhopal. Until then, The Bhopal Medical Appeal funds two award-winning clinics in the city. Both offer free, first-class care to victims of the gas disaster or the ongoing water contamination. The survivors have nowhere else left to turn – please help if you can.