An international conference organized by the Master of Public Administration Program, in collaboration with The African & Caribbean Business Council.
While other regions of the world are making strides in improving the living standards of their citizens, Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) is still trapped in poverty with more than 40% of its 600 million people living below the internationally recognised absolute poverty level of US$ 1 per day. Several reports highlight corruption as one of the institutional and systemic problems responsible for keeping million of Africans under absolute poverty. In fact, the 2008 Transparency International report demonstrates a direct link between corruption and failure of societal institutions to effectively achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in SSA. It is a serious concern that the goals of halving poverty in SSA by the year 2015 from the level of 1990 will not be met.
CPHI Seminar Series: "Immigrant Health, Workforce Diversity, & Cross-Cultural Community" with Jose Ramon Fernandez-Pena, MD, MPA & Katherine Yun, MD
Date: Wednesday, December 10, 2014 - 5:30pm - 8:30pm
The Ethical Society of Philadelphia, 1906 Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia, PA 19103
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United Nations Association Chapter of Greater Philadelphia (UNA-GP) are organizing an event on the topic of "Human Rights and a Free Press” for Wednesday, December 10 in Philadelphia.
Objectives of Human Rights Day: Celebrate the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and inform the public concerning the many threats, global and domestic, to journalists trying to report on matters that impact human rights. In addition, to offer ideas on how journalists can be better protected to carry out their jobs.
A key element of protecting and promoting human rights is the work of journalists who are free to report on the activities of public and private institutions and individuals; in particular, there is a link between the free flow of information and the human right of democracy that can hold public and private institutions and individuals accountable for their actions.
6:00 pm Keynote Speaker: Courtney Radsch, Advocacy Director at the Committee to Protect Journalists
6:30 pm Responder panel with the journalist Michael Matza and the cartoonist Signe Wilkinson. The panel is moderated by our very own Peter Chawaga.
7:00 pm Q&A with the audience
Use #PressFreedomPHL to interact with the event audience or send your questions in advance to the panel.
Michael Matza is a Staff Writer and former foreign correspondent for The Philadelphia Inquirer
Signe Wilkinson is the Editorial Cartoonist, The Philadelphia Daily News and Philadelphia Inquirer
Peter Chawaga is the Editor for the Emerging International Journalism Program of the Global Philadelphia Association.
Lessons from the Ebola Crisis: Global Health on Your Doorstep
Presented by: Ed Zuroweste, MD
December 17, 2014
10am PT | 12pm CT | 1pm ET
This free webinar is accredited for 1 hour of continuting nursing education or 1 hour of medical education.
Dr. Ed Zuroweste training clinicians in West Africa
We all live in an increasingly globalized world which is beset with economic and political crises as well as profound disparities in opportunity and access to scarce resources. Within this context, migration is a constant. Mobility within nations as well as internationally is an ever growing reality for many people throughout the world. Migration involves hundreds of millions of people worldwide, with major social and economic impacts on both countries of origin and destinations.
The link between mobility and the spread of disease has always been present. However the increased speed of travel and growing numbers of migrants changes the dynamics of disease and has enormous implications for healthcare providers in all regions of the world. The recent outbreak of Ebola in Western Africa shows just how important mobility is to the spread of disease.
In this webinar, Edward Zuroweste, MD, will discuss important lessons learned from the Ebola crisis based on his first-hand experience training clinicians in Sierra Leon and Guinea with the World Health Organization. The session will also discuss several other key infectious diseases currently seen in patients migrating to and from the United States. Participants will explore strategies to implement in primary care to raise the index of suspicious to assist clinic systems in better identifying health concerns for migrants.
Describe how lessons learned from the Ebola crisis can influence health system policies to avoid future mistakes.
Describe what primary care clinics in the United States can do to develop systems to identify, treat and prevent infectious diseases.
Case studies will be used to emphasis to the participants how good history taking is becoming an even more important tool in the clinical diagnostic toolbox.
Discuss strategies to effectively provide continuity of care to a mobile patient population.
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We are pleased to offer 1 CME* or CNE credit at no cost to participants.
*Application for CME credit has been filed with the American Academy of Family Physicians. Determination of credit is pending.