5182.0 From War to Poverty: The Impact of Violence on Health from Beirut to Bagdhad, Karachi to Kabul

Wednesday, October 29, 2008: 12:30 PM
This session will explore from a regional perspective the catastrophic impact of violence on the health of populations in the Middle East. Panelists will describe the historical roots and consequences of the violence and recommend approaches to prevention.
Session Objectives: At the end of this session participants will be able to: Recognize the long-term catastrophic health consequences of war in the Middle East; Identify the historical roots of and present day steps that need to be undertaken to prevent the violence.

12:30 PM
Man-made public health disasters
Wael Al-Delaimy, MD, PhD
12:50 PM
Politics, governance and the health system in Pakistan
Gregory Pappas, MD PhD, Abdul Ghaffar, MBBS, MHA, PhD, Tayyeb Masud, Sameen Siddiqi, Adnan Hyder, David M. Bishai, MD MPH PhD, Amina Katrina and M. Abdur Rab
1:10 PM
Health, Human Rights & Small Arms Violence in South Lebanon: Results from a random survey of households
Royce Hutson, PhD, Athena Kolbe, MSW, Bernadette Stringer, PhD, RN, Ted Haines, MD, MSc, Harry Samuel Shannon, PHD and Imad Salamey, PHD

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Organized by: Peace Caucus
Endorsed by: Labor Caucus, Medical Care, Socialist Caucus

CE Credits: CME, Health Education (CHES), Nursing

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