3042.0 Megacities & Global Health

Monday, October 27, 2008: 8:30 AM
Panel Discussion
Megacities are growing in importance worldwide. We present case studies of particular risks and concerns from megacities around the world. In particular, it is essential to adopt a cross-disciplinary approach involving traditional public health functions (including environmental health and emergency management) as well as engineers, urban planners and city managers. We also address the power of community partnerships to address these needs.
Session Objectives: Discuss the particular risks associated with the 'Megacities' Review the environmental and health issues most concerning in the urban and built environment Discuss the policy implications of these risks in the developing and developed settings
Gregory Pappas, MD PhD
Omar A. Khan, MD MHS FAAFP

8:30 AM
Moderator: Megacities & Public Health
Omar A. Khan, MD MHS FAAFP
8:35 AM
Community Partnerships to Improve Public Health: A case study of a slum in the megacity of Karachi, Pakistan
Gregory Pappas, MD PhD, Shereen Chaudhry, Yousuf Memon, faculty, Hasina Samji, Meerajuddin Khattak and Almaz Bana
8:55 AM
Impact of rural-urban migration on childhood risk of Acute Respiratory Infection (ARI)
Abul Kalam Azad, MSc; MPH and Mohammed Omar Rahman, MD, MPH, DSc
9:15 AM
Disaster Management in Megacities: A Case Study from New York City
Linda Young Landesman, DrPH, MSW and Isaac Weisfuse, MD, MPH
9:35 AM
Prevalence and Predictors of Work-Related Injuries Among Children Laboring in the Streets of Latin America
Angela Maria Pinzon-Rondon, MD, MPH, Sally A. Koblinsky, PhD, Sandra Hofferth, PhD, Carlos Eduardo Pinzon-Florez, MD and Leonardo Briceno

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Organized by: International Health
Endorsed by: Occupational Health and Safety

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

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