Ensuring Health and Public Health in a Region of Conflict
Monday, November 2, 2015: 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Conflict and War have an inordinately negative impact on the health and public health of populations living in a conflict region. Safeguarding the health and welfare of populations in the many regions of conflict in today’s world continue to pose immense challenges. There are numerous examples of international organizations (e.g. World Health Organization, UN etc.) and NGOs (Doctors Without Borders, etc.) taking great risks to provide interventions in conflict regions. What may be less appreciated are examples of organizations within regions of conflict who reach out to their adversaries to work together to ensure the health and public health of their mutual populations or where an international organization has successfully forged a public health partnership between organizations from adversarial nations despite ongoing conflict. Ensuring Health and Public Health in a Region of Conflict will provide examples of international partnerships which strive to promote health and public health in the Middle East, in particular for Israel and its neighbors. Hopefully, these examples will serve as models for efforts to promote health in other regions of conflict.
Session Objectives: 1. At the end of this session, attendees will cite three examples of successful interventions to promote health and public health in a conflict region, where adversaries work together cooperatively to advance the health of all populations
2. At the end of this session, attendees will list three successful methods to foster mutual respect and understanding in order to further cooperation for the purpose of improving and/or safe-guarding population health
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Organized by: International Health
Endorsed by: Socialist Caucus, APHA-Committee on Women's Rights, Caucus on Refugee and Immigrant Health
Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)
Masters Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES)