Carmen Rodríguez oversees mental health programs for the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in Mexico. She currently manages the medical humanitarian healthcare program for migrant populations and victims of sexual violence.
Rodríguez began her humanitarian career in 2000, in a psychosocial program in Kosovo after the Balkan Wars.
She has worked with MSF since 2004 in conflict settings such as Palestine, Liberia, the Democratic Republic of Congo, and the Philippines. In 2010, she worked in Guatemala coordinating emergency mental healthcare for survivors of Hurricane Stan, and in mental healthcare efforts following the Santa Catarina Pinula landslide in 2015. In Honduras, she worked with MSF on a mental healthcare project for homeless children, and later in Tegucigalpa as coordinator of mental healthcare for victims of violence, including sexual violence.
Rodríguez holds a bachelor’s in psychology from the University of Granada, and a master’s in sexology from the Andalusian Institute of Sexology and Psychology. She is an expert in family planning and sexual education. She also holds a postgraduate degree on psychosocial care and mental health during political violence and catastrophes. She has specific international training on gender and mental health.
Sessions as a Speaker
B3) The Global Refugee Crisis: Changing Health Needs
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