Press Release: May 17, 2010
GLOBAL HEALTH EQUITY FOUNDATION TO HOST GLOBAL HEALTH LEADERS AT ITS 1ST INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM IN GENEVA, SWITZERLAND
"Making Tangible Improvements Toward Global Health Equity: A Consensus Building Forum" will take place on May 19, 2010.
Global Health Equity Foundation will be holding its first international symposium to coincide with the annual World Health Assembly, which begins today. The World Health Organization has made official recognition of Global Health Equity Foundation as the foundation welcomes its guest speaker representing the Department of Ethics, Trade, Human Rights and Health Law (ETH). The foundation is also supported with major representation from the International School for Communities, Rights and Inclusion (ISCRI), the Netherlands Bioinformatics Centre (NBIC), and Zurich University of Applied Sciences School of Management and Law.
“Making Tangible Improvements Toward Global Health Equity: A Consensus Building Forum” will be presented in collaboration with this esteemed group of international health leaders and researchers. Approximately twenty additional attendees will participate in interactive discussion forums focused on contemporary, critical issues facing the global health community, such as global health governance and providing health aid to displaced populations. The symposium provides the opportunity for Global Health Equity Foundation to apply its model for collaboration and consensus building. A "Declaration of Consensus" and an introductory "Report on Consensus Building Forums", the first in a series of reports, will summarize the outcomes of the symposium and will be released to the press and posted on the foundation's website.
The symposium is sponsored by the Fondation Brocher, whose mission is to encourage pluridisciplinary thought on the ethical, legal and social implications for humankind of recent medical research and new medical technologies.
ABOUT GLOBAL HEALTH EQUITY FOUNDATION
Global Health Equity Foundation is a philanthropic organization with the intent of making tangible improvements toward global health equity by engaging in and interlinking Research, Advocacy and Capacity Building. It aspires to become the source for knowledge on health equity and a major contributor to human and community development worldwide. The foundation stands for global health equity as an essential and core discipline for global public health education and application in global health governance.
The non-profit was founded in San Francisco, California by Tayeb Al-Hafez, MD, who immigrated to the United States after completing his medical school education in his native country, Syria. Dr. Tayeb Al-Hafez, a hospitalbased Internist with more than a decade of wide experience across the U.S., specializes in rural healthcare, healthcare stewardship, global health diplomacy and health equity.
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