Violent Conflict: The Challenges of Protecting Public Health & Health Care

This event is cohosted by the National Academy of Medicine (NAM), the American Public Health Association (APHA), and the Committee on Human Rights (CHR) of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, & Medicine.

Join the National Academy of Medicine (NAM), American Public Health Association (APHA), and the Committee on Human Rights (CHR) of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine for a discussion of the impacts of violent conflict on public health and health care and strategies to protect frontline workers, ensure access to routine and emergency medical care, and maintain crucial public health infrastructure.

AGENDA

Welcome

  • Georges Benjamin, Executive Director, APHA
  • Victor J. Dzau, President, NAM

Introduction by the Moderator

  • Carlos del Rio, International Secretary; NAM; Member, CHR; and Executive Associate Dean, Emory School of Medicine

Panel Discussion

  • Chris Beyrer, Director, Center for Health & Human Rights, Johns Hopkins University; and Member, CHR
  • Rohini Haar, Medical Advisor, Physicians for Human Rights
  • Jennifer Leaning, Senior Fellow, FXB Center for Health & Human Rights, Harvard University
  • Barry Levy, Author of From Horror to Hope: Recognizing & Preventing the Health Impacts of War

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