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Venezuela's Health Sector: Current Crisis and Opportunities


CSIS cordially invites you to


Venezuela's Health Sector: Current Crisis and Opportunities for International Engagement

 

Featuring

Hermes Florez, MD, PhD, MPH

Professor of Public Health Sciences and Medicine, Miami Miller School of Medicine and Visiting Professor, Universidad del Zulia, Venezuela
 Director, Division of Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
Director, Geriatric Research, Education, and Clinical Center, Miami VA Healthcare System

 

Moderated by

Katherine Bliss, PhD

Senior Associate, Global Health Policy Center

                                               
 Introductory Remarks

J. Stephen Morrison, PhD

Senior Vice President and Director, Global Health Policy Center

 
Register
https://www.csis.org/node/38956
 

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

10:30 am - 12:00 pm

 1ST FLOOR CONFERENCE ROOM

CENTER FOR STRATEGIC & INTERNATIONAL STUDIES
1616 RHODE ISLAND AVE NW, WASHINGTON, D.C. 20036

 
Venezuela is experiencing a profound public health emergency. Recent reports have highlighted shortages of essential medicines and medical supplies, failing public health infrastructure, and increasingly negative indicators related to maternal and child health, as well as to the control of infectious diseases, including malaria, and of non-communicable diseases such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and cancer. Yet even as Venezuelans struggle to access medicine, food and other essential commodities, the Venezuelan Government has proven reluctant to acknowledge the challenges facing its health sector. Multiple actors, including civil society organizations and multilateral institutions, are engaging in dialogue to determine how to best address the causes and consequences of the current crisis. 
 
Please join CSIS for a public discussion led by Dr. Hermes Florez, a Venezuelan health expert, and a Professor at the Miami Miller School of Medicine as well as a Visiting Professor at the Universidad del Zulia in Venezuela. The discussion will examine the origins, evolution and likely trajectory of the current health situation and the role regional bilateral partners and international organizations may be able to play in resolving the humanitarian crisis and identifying sectoral reforms that can strengthen prospects for Venezuela's health sector in the long term. 
 


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