4003.0 Human trafficking: A matter of social justice

Tuesday, November 9, 2010: 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Human trafficking is a modern day plague and is a violation of human rights. The trafficking of women and children is becoming a global phenomenon, and as public health professionals we need to work at grass roots to address this issue. Trafficking is a major contributor to the lagging behind of some of the MDG objectives. This session with its presentations on various aspects of trafficking will focus on related challenges and how diverse disciplines can work as a team to address this issue.
Session Objectives: Discuss the relationship between human rights and trafficking. Describe why human trafficking is a public health challenge. Assess how education and awareness will help to over come this modern day plague.
Padmini Murthy, MD, MPH, MS,CHES
Padmini Murthy, MD, MPH, MS,CHES

Human Trafficking: Its impact on MDG 4
Cathey Eisner Falvo, MD, MPH
Human trafficking: A modern day plague
Padmini Murthy, MD, MPH, MS,CHES
Outreach to commercially sexually exploited children (CSEC): A community health center (CHC) model
Kimberly Chang, MD, Elizabeth Sy, Nhuanh Ly, Manith Thaing, Somnang Sin, David Pheng and Clifford Yee, MSW

See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.

Organized by: APHA-Committee on Women's Rights
Endorsed by: Caucus on Refugee and Immigrant Health, HIV/AIDS, Maternal and Child Health, Socialist Caucus, Women's Caucus

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)