by Clare Morton
ATLANTA – The World Affairs Council of Atlanta, CARE USA and the Center for Strategic and International Studies will present the Atlanta Summit on Global Health and Refugees on Monday, May 2 at the Westin Buckhead. The daylong program will examine the severe effects wars have had on health conditions in Syria, other parts of the Middle East, Africa and Southeast Asia.
This is the fifth year the organizations have held the global health summit, which previously has focused on water, food, Africa and Latin America.
Order of Events
Paul Spiegel, M.D., deputy director of the Division of Programme Support and Management at the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
Panel One: The Epicenter-Health Needs of Besieged Populations
- Christine Galavotti, senior director for sexual, reproductive and maternal health, CARE USA
- Rabih Torbay, senior vice president, international operations, International Medical Corps
- Thomas D. Kirsch, M.D., M.P.H., professor and director, Center for Refugee and Disaster Response, Johns Hopkins University
- Zaher Sahloul, M.D., senior adviser, Syrian American Medical Society
Thomas R. Frieden, M.D., M.P.H., director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Panel Two: The International Response-Coordinating National, International and NGO Efforts
- Simon Henshaw, principal deputy assistant secretary, Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration, U.S. Department of State
- Paige Alexander, assistant administrator, Bureau for the Middle East, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)
- Daniel Wordsworth, president and chief executive officer, American Refugee Committee
Panel Three: Receiving Countries-Meeting the Health Needs of Refugees
- Curi Kim M.D., M.P.H., director of division of refugee health, Office of Refugee Resettlement, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
- Dabney Evans, Ph.D., M.P.H., assistant professor of global health, Hubert Department of Health, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University
- J.D. McCrary, executive director, International Rescue Committee
- Atlanta Summit: Global Health and Refugees
- Monday, May 2, 2016
- Breakfast and check-in: 7:45 a.m.; program: 8:45 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
- The Westin Buckhead Atlanta, 3391 Peachtree Rd NE, Atlanta, Ga. 30326
The World Affairs Council of Atlanta is a nonpartisan membership-supported organization affiliated with the J. Mack Robinson College of Business, Georgia State University and the World Affairs Councils of America.