EMPHID Online Forum 2021

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EMPHID 2021

An online forum organized by
the Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree
in Public Health in Disasters

Friday October 8, 2021
9:00 – 18:00 CEST

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EMPHID 2021

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Keynote Speakers

Dr Debarati Guha-Sapir

University of Louvain, Brussels and Centre for Humanitarian Health Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, Baltimore

Debarati Guha-Sapir, was born in India and is currently full professor at the Université catholique de Louvain. She studied epidemiology in Johns Hopkins University and Université catholique de Louvain, from where she got her doctorate degree. She directs the Centre for Research on the Epidemiology of Disasters (CRED) specialized in the epidemiology of disasters and conflicts in the Institute of Health and Society at the Université catholique de Louvain. Her research is largely field based in disaster prone areas. Her work has been a mix of academic publishing, policy and field support. She founded the international reference disaster database EMDAT and set up a system for civil conflicts data (CEDAT). She writes frequently in international newspapers and is actively engaged with national governments and major donors to change policy and improve the impact of humanitarian aid. She has coordinate FP6 and FP7 projects and is currently partner of two FP7 projects and one HORIZON2020. She has been elected a member of the Académie Royale de Médecine de Belgique and received the Peter Safar Award from the World Association of Disaster and Emergency Medicine.

Mr Altaf Musani

Director of Emergency Health Interventions, WHO

Altaf Musani began his public health emergencies’ career as Field Manager for International Medical Corps (IMC) Sudan in 1995. This stint was soon followed by a research fellow position with the US Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (US CDC) in Atlanta, Georgia. Soon after these roles, Mr. Musani began his illustrious WHO career in 1999, as a Field Officer in Afghanistan. He then continued to support the MENA Region as Chief of Operations in Pakistan, Iraq, and Lebanon. From 2002 till 2009, Altaf served as the Regional Adviser for Emergencies at the WHO Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean based in Cairo. During this period, he focused on emergency preparedness and humanitarian action, building country capacity in the Region. After this post, he was promoted to the Directorship position of the WHO Mediterranean Centre for Health and Risk Reduction in Tunis. Furthering his passion for humanitarian work, Mr. Musani was nominated Deputy Representative of WHO in Iraq and was later confirmed as the WHO Representative in Iraq where he successfully served almost 6 years. In late 2018, Mr. Musani was appointed to the post of WHO Representative in Yemen directing the Organization’s one of the largest country missions, managing over 300 staff across all offices and 6 hubs/offices in Yemen, Jordan, and Djibouti. As of January 2021, he serves as the Director of Emergency Health Interventions at Headquarters streamlining the WHO’s operations in fragile, conflict and vulnerable settings with a special focus on the management of high impact diseases and coordination of the global health cluster partnership.

Dr Richard Garfield

Center for Global Health (Division of Global Health Protection) US, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Richard Garfield is Professor Emeritus of Clinical International Nursing, and Clinical Population and Family Health, Columbia University. Since 2013, Garfield has been Team Lead in the Emergency Response and Recovery Branch of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. Garfield worked with health authorities in Central America in malaria control, where wars during the 1980s stymied disease control efforts. He helped reorganize health services to protect civilians from the impact of conflict, quantified the impact of conflict on noncombatants, studied the effects of economic sanctions on health in Iraq, Cuba, Nicaragua, Liberia, Haiti, and the former Yugoslavia, and took part in needs assessments in Myanmar, Pakistan, Haiti, South Sudan. Garfield was the founding director of the Health and Nutrition Tracking Service at the World Health Organization and continues to collaborate with WHO on Global Health Security. He has assisted in developing applied methods of epidemiologic assessment to the area of emergencies and disasters.

Keynote Speakers

Dr Debarati Guha-Sapir

University of Louvain, Brussels and Centre for Humanitarian Health Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, Baltimore

Debarati Guha-Sapir, was born in India and is currently full professor at the Université catholique de Louvain. She studied epidemiology in Johns Hopkins University and Université catholique de Louvain, from where she got her doctorate degree. She directs the Centre for Research on the Epidemiology of Disasters (CRED) specialized in the epidemiology of disasters and conflicts in the Institute of Health and Society at the Université catholique de Louvain. Her research is largely field based in disaster prone areas. Her work has been a mix of academic publishing, policy and field support. She founded the international reference disaster database EMDAT and set up a system for civil conflicts data (CEDAT). She writes frequently in international newspapers and is actively engaged with national governments and major donors to change policy and improve the impact of humanitarian aid. She has coordinate FP6 and FP7 projects and is currently partner of two FP7 projects and one HORIZON2020. She has been elected a member of the Académie Royale de Médecine de Belgique and received the Peter Safar Award from the World Association of Disaster and Emergency Medicine.

Mr Altaf Musani

Director of Emergency Health Interventions, WHO

Altaf Musani began his public health emergencies’ career as Field Manager for International Medical Corps (IMC) Sudan in 1995. This stint was soon followed by a research fellow position with the US Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (US CDC) in Atlanta, Georgia. Soon after these roles, Mr. Musani began his illustrious WHO career in 1999, as a Field Officer in Afghanistan. He then continued to support the MENA Region as Chief of Operations in Pakistan, Iraq, and Lebanon. From 2002 till 2009, Altaf served as the Regional Adviser for Emergencies at the WHO Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean based in Cairo. During this period, he focused on emergency preparedness and humanitarian action, building country capacity in the Region. After this post, he was promoted to the Directorship position of the WHO Mediterranean Centre for Health and Risk Reduction in Tunis. Furthering his passion for humanitarian work, Mr. Musani was nominated Deputy Representative of WHO in Iraq and was later confirmed as the WHO Representative in Iraq where he successfully served almost 6 years. In late 2018, Mr. Musani was appointed to the post of WHO Representative in Yemen directing the Organization’s one of the largest country missions, managing over 300 staff across all offices and 6 hubs/offices in Yemen, Jordan, and Djibouti. As of January 2021, he serves as the Director of Emergency Health Interventions at Headquarters streamlining the WHO’s operations in fragile, conflict and vulnerable settings with a special focus on the management of high impact diseases and coordination of the global health cluster partnership.

Dr Richard Garfield

Center for Global Health (Division of Global Health Protection) US, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Richard Garfield is Professor Emeritus of Clinical International Nursing, and Clinical Population and Family Health, Columbia University. Since 2013, Garfield has been Team Lead in the Emergency Response and Recovery Branch of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. Garfield worked with health authorities in Central America in malaria control, where wars during the 1980s stymied disease control efforts. He helped reorganize health services to protect civilians from the impact of conflict, quantified the impact of conflict on noncombatants, studied the effects of economic sanctions on health in Iraq, Cuba, Nicaragua, Liberia, Haiti, and the former Yugoslavia, and took part in needs assessments in Myanmar, Pakistan, Haiti, South Sudan. Garfield was the founding director of the Health and Nutrition Tracking Service at the World Health Organization and continues to collaborate with WHO on Global Health Security. He has assisted in developing applied methods of epidemiologic assessment to the area of emergencies and disasters.

Keynote Speakers

Dr Debarati Guha-Sapir

University of Louvain, Brussels and Centre for Humanitarian Health Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, Baltimore

Debarati Guha-Sapir, was born in India and is currently full professor at the Université catholique de Louvain. She studied epidemiology in Johns Hopkins University and Université catholique de Louvain, from where she got her doctorate degree. She directs the Centre for Research on the Epidemiology of Disasters (CRED) specialized in the epidemiology of disasters and conflicts in the Institute of Health and Society at the Université catholique de Louvain. Her research is largely field based in disaster prone areas. Her work has been a mix of academic publishing, policy and field support. She founded the international reference disaster database EMDAT and set up a system for civil conflicts data (CEDAT). She writes frequently in international newspapers and is actively engaged with national governments and major donors to change policy and improve the impact of humanitarian aid. She has coordinate FP6 and FP7 projects and is currently partner of two FP7 projects and one HORIZON2020. She has been elected a member of the Académie Royale de Médecine de Belgique and received the Peter Safar Award from the World Association of Disaster and Emergency Medicine.

Mr Altaf Musani

Director of Emergency Health Interventions, WHO

Altaf Musani began his public health emergencies’ career as Field Manager for International Medical Corps (IMC) Sudan in 1995. This stint was soon followed by a research fellow position with the US Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (US CDC) in Atlanta, Georgia. Soon after these roles, Mr. Musani began his illustrious WHO career in 1999, as a Field Officer in Afghanistan. He then continued to support the MENA Region as Chief of Operations in Pakistan, Iraq, and Lebanon. From 2002 till 2009, Altaf served as the Regional Adviser for Emergencies at the WHO Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean based in Cairo. During this period, he focused on emergency preparedness and humanitarian action, building country capacity in the Region. After this post, he was promoted to the Directorship position of the WHO Mediterranean Centre for Health and Risk Reduction in Tunis. Furthering his passion for humanitarian work, Mr. Musani was nominated Deputy Representative of WHO in Iraq and was later confirmed as the WHO Representative in Iraq where he successfully served almost 6 years. In late 2018, Mr. Musani was appointed to the post of WHO Representative in Yemen directing the Organization’s one of the largest country missions, managing over 300 staff across all offices and 6 hubs/offices in Yemen, Jordan, and Djibouti. As of January 2021, he serves as the Director of Emergency Health Interventions at Headquarters streamlining the WHO’s operations in fragile, conflict and vulnerable settings with a special focus on the management of high impact diseases and coordination of the global health cluster partnership.

Dr Richard Garfield

Center for Global Health (Division of Global Health Protection) US, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Richard Garfield is Professor Emeritus of Clinical International Nursing, and Clinical Population and Family Health, Columbia University. Since 2013, Garfield has been Team Lead in the Emergency Response and Recovery Branch of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. Garfield worked with health authorities in Central America in malaria control, where wars during the 1980s stymied disease control efforts. He helped reorganize health services to protect civilians from the impact of conflict, quantified the impact of conflict on noncombatants, studied the effects of economic sanctions on health in Iraq, Cuba, Nicaragua, Liberia, Haiti, and the former Yugoslavia, and took part in needs assessments in Myanmar, Pakistan, Haiti, South Sudan. Garfield was the founding director of the Health and Nutrition Tracking Service at the World Health Organization and continues to collaborate with WHO on Global Health Security. He has assisted in developing applied methods of epidemiologic assessment to the area of emergencies and disasters.

Panel Sessions

 PANEL SESSION 1

COMPLEX EMERGENCIES AND REFUGEES

Featuring presentations of associated centers in Spain, India, Nepal, and guest talks by Dr Anne Merewood and Dr Nobhojit Roy.

 PANEL SESSION 2

EPIDEMIC EMERGENCIES

Featuring presentations of associated centers in China, Brazil, Nepal, a plenary lecture by Dr Richard Garfield, and guest talks by Mr Christos Stylianides and EMPHID Alumnus Dr Emanuele Bruni.

 PANEL SESSION 3

CLIMATE CHANGE AND DISASTERS

Featuring presentations of associated centers in Lebanon, Spain, Brazil, and guest talks by Prof. Sandy Tubeuf and  EMPHID Alumna Dr Maria Moitinho.

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