UCL Institute for Global Health Presents:
An Introduction to Global Health
2nd February 2013
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Brought to you by UCL Medsin Society, Friends of MSF and UCL Medical Society
Do you want to know the key issues in child and maternal health care? What is it like to work in a war zone and how can a health programme meet the needs of refugee populations? What does the job of a public health specialist entail?
We would like to invite you to the first Introduction to Global Health Conference organised by UCL's Global Health Societies and hosted by the Institute for Global Health where these, and many more, questions will be answered.
The conference will consist of an innovative day of lectures and MSF videos aimed at those with a budding interest in global health as well as those with a desire to further their knowledge. It will serve as an essential starting point for students looking to embark on a BSc in international health, those interested in public health or anyone keen to find out more about this subject area. The day will include short lectures touching on key areas of global health such as child and maternal health, conflict and health, climate change, the politics of global health and much more.
Confirmed speakers include:
- Mike Rowson, a Senior Teaching Fellow at the Institute for Global Health, UCL. Formerly director of global health charity Medact and co-editor of first Global Health Watch report.
- Dr David McCoy, a senior clinical associate at the Institute for Global Health at UCL specialising in health systems policy and maternal health. Key interests include health systems policy in low-income countries and global health governance.
- Dr Richard Smith, previous editor of British Medical Journal, chief executive of the BMJ Publishing Group and director of the Ovations initiative to combat chronic disease in the developing world.
- Professor Gwyneth Lewis, from UCL's Institute of Women's Health, clinical leader for international maternal health and policy in the Department of Health, London, and the part time clinical director for international maternal and perinatal research development at the National Perinatal Epidemiology Unit at the University of Oxford. She represents the Bill and Melinda Gates MHTF on the new international Maternal Mortality Campaign being promoted and co-ordinated by Sarah Brown.
- Professor Peter Goldblatt, of UCL Epidemiology and Public Health. Member of the Marmot Review team at UCL and Co-Director of the Secretariat to European Review on Social Determinants and the Health Divide commissioned by WHO Euro. He was previously at the UK Office of National Statistics (ONS).
- Dr Patricia Nkansah-Asamoah, the Director of the PMCHT Clinic at Tema Hospital in Ghana, witnessing first-hand the impact on the ground that Global Fund monies funded by (RED) provide.
- Professor James M Ryan, the first Leonard Cheshire Professor in Conflict Recovery at UCL and was appointed in 1995. He was also Honorary Consultant in Accident and Emergency Medicine at UCL Hospital Trust. His was and disaster medical experience covers military and humanitarian operations in Northern Ireland, Cyprus, the Falkland Islands, Nepal, the Balkans, the Caucasus and Central Asia.
Delegates will be provided with a programme and information pack for the day as well as the opportunity to talk to professionals and student organisations at information stands.
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Lunch and tea breaks are included in ticket costs.
We are passionate about the importance of Global Health - the day promises to be both informative and innovative.
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