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Session: Global Health Careers: Opportunities and Employers' Perspectives
3041.0: Monday, November 06, 2006: 8:30 AM-10:00 AM
Global Health Careers: Opportunities and Employers' Perspectives
Global Health, the new stage in the international health work, is currently gaining extensive focus and attraction. In the general era of globalization, public health and health systems' reforms are crossing national borders due to the natural integration, coordination and cooperation among countries and agencies in the health field. Public health professionals, whether entering the work force or are senior specialists, who are eager to join this global field may wonder about building a caereer, how to get prepared and what are the opportunities. This session is designed to present an overview about global health careers, explaining the new directions, opportunities and presenting key practical recommendations from experts and representatives of potential employers in the field. The session is structured in a panel format, presenting the following: - "Self prepration and Job hunting for a Global Health Career"; Samir N. Banoob M.D Ph.D; Professor & intenational Health Consultant - " Projects, activities and employment at The US Agency for International Development"; TBA - "Global Health activities and work with Multilateral Development Banks" A. Edward Elmendorf, Consultant, World Bank Institute - " Opportunities in NGO's and the Private Sector" Marty Makinen, Abt associates - " the roard to global Health via the Peace Corps" TBA
Learning Objectives: - Understanding new trends and directions in the international health and global health work - Learning about current opportunities of employment - Receiving recommendations about self preparation and job hunting for global health careers - Listening to suggestions and recommendations from the key employers
Panelist(s):A. Edward Elmendorf, MA, MPH
Marty Makinen, PhD
Katia Peterson, MPH
Carol J. Dabbs, MPH
Organizer(s):Samir N. Banoob, MD, PhD
Presider(s):Samir N. Banoob, MD, PhD
8:30 AMU. S. Agency for International Development: Hiring trends and forecast
Carol J. Dabbs, MPH
8:50 AMInternational Health Careers in the World Bank
A. Edward Elmendorf, MA, MPH
See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.
Organized by:International Health
Endorsed by:APHA-Student Assembly; Academic Public Health Caucus; Caucus on Refugee and Immigrant Health

The 134th Annual Meeting & Exposition (November 4-8, 2006) of APHA