Global Health Day 2021

Each year, as a part of the international community, the Center for Global Health celebrates Global Health Day by sharing and informing global health knowledge, expertise and experiences with the Johns Hopkins local and international communities. Global Health Day 2021 will take place on May 6, 2021 and will feature two keynote speakers, an interactive "deep dive" into decolonizing global health, a virtual student poster session, and student oral presentations. 

This event is co-sponsored by the Johns Hopkins Center for Global Health and the Department of International Health.  

View the recording of Global Health Day on our Youtube Channel!


Agenda

May 6, 2021 from 9:00am-5:00pm

Morning Session

9:00-9:30am

Welcome and Introduction
Thomas Quinn, MD
Director, The Johns Hopkins Center for Global Health
Professor of Medicine, Pathology, International Health, Molecular Microbiology and Immunology, and Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins University

Ellen MacKenzie, PhD
Dean
Bloomberg Distinguished Professor
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health 

9:30-10:30am

Opening Keynote Presentation: “Lessons from the Pandemic for Science and Public Health"
Soumya Swaminathan, MD
WHO Chief Scientist
World Health Organization

10:30-11:50am

Student Oral Presentation Breakouts 

12:00-1:00pm

Student Poster Session and Lunch Break

Afternoon Session

1:15-1:20pm

Session introduction and overview
Alain Labrique, PhD
Director, Johns Hopkins University Global mHealth Initiative
Professor, Program in Global Disease Epidemiology and Control
Associate Chair for Research, Department of International Health

Part 1: Interactive Deep Dive into Decolonization of Global Health

1:20 - 1:35pm

Laura Mkumba, MSc
FHI360

1:40 - 1:55pm

Tammam Aloudat, MD, MPH
Deputy Medical Director
Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), Operational Centre Geneva

2:00 - 2:15pm

Aletta Nonyane, PhD, MSc
Associate Scientist
Department of International Health
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

2:20 - 2:45pm

Panel Discussion
Facilitated by Dr. Smisha Agarwal, Dr. Anna Kalbarczyk, and Dr. Alain Labrique

Part 2: Lessons Learned and Paths Forward

2:45 - 3:00pm

Positive Public Health: Mobilizing personal agency to advance individual & community flourishing
Anita Shankar, PhD
Associate Scientist, Social and Behavioral Interventions
Department of International Health
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

3:00 - 3:15pm

Shared Power—Equity in Advocating for Health and Rights
Beth Fredrick
Executive Director
Bill & Melinda Gates Institute for Population and Reproductive Health
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Halima Shariff
Director
Advance Family Planning Tanzania

3:15- 3:30pm

Q+A Session

3:30-4:00pm

Tea Break

4:00-4:45pm

Closing Keynote Presentation
Dame Sally Davies, MBChB, MSc
Master of Trinity College
Convener of the Trinity Challenge

4:45-5:00pm

Awards and Closing Remarks
Thomas Quinn, MD
Director, The Johns Hopkins Center for Global Health
Professor of Medicine, Pathology, International Health, Molecular Microbiology and Immunology, and Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins University

 

How to join
To join us for Global Health Day, please register on Zoom.  You will be able to view all sessions from the link provided to you upon registration EXCEPT for the Student Oral Presentation Breakout Session and the Student Poster Session. 

Click here for instructions to join the Student Oral Presentation Breakout Session

Click here for instructions to join the Student Poster Session

 


Keynote Speakers:

Morning Session: Soumya Swaminathan, MD, Chief Scientist and formerDeputy Director General for Programmes at the World Health Organization

Dr. Soumya Swaminathan has an extensive clinical background as a paediatrician and researcher on tuberculosis and HIV. She was Secretary to the Government of India for Health Research and was Director General of the Indian Council of Medical Research from 2015 to 2017, using her executive position to support her goal to build better research experiences for Indian medical schools. She is currently a Chief Scientist at the World Health Organization. 

Afternoon Session: Dame Sally Davies, MBChB, MSc, Master of Trinity College and Convener of the Trinity Challenge

Dame Sally Davies is a global advocate on antimicrobial resistance, with her previous experience as the Chief Medical Officer for England and Chief Medical Advisor to the UK government. She is UK Special Envoy on Antimicrobial Resistance, which represents the UK government on the subject of AMR internationally and advises the UK government on the delivery of action and response plans to AMR, with regard to health, agriculture, and the environment. She holds a seat on the World Health Organization Executive Board as the chair of WHO Strategic and Technical Advisory Group on AMR.

Interactive Deep Dive into Decolonization of Global Health Speakers

Laura Mkumba, MSc; FHI360
Laura Mkumba (@laura_mkumba) is a native of Dar-Es-Salaam, Tanzania by way of Atlanta, GA. She received her Master of Science in Global Health from Duke University, where she co-founded the Duke Decolonizing Global Health Working Group in 2018. She has spent the last decade working in international and domestic HIV/AIDS research as well as mental health, health equity, adolescent health, and sexual/reproductive health of sexual and gender minorities.

Tammam Aloudat, MD, MPH, Deputy Medical Director, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), Operational Centre Geneva
Tammam Aloudat, is a Syrian medical doctor and public health expert. He has worked for the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement and for MSF in the field and headquarters directly supporting emergency medical assistance in multiple contexts. Tammam has a medical degree from the University of Damascus and a Masters degree in Public Health in Developing Countries from London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. He has published multiple works on health and medical interventions in emergencies and conflict including on epidemic control, natural disasters, non-communicable diseases, and psychosocial support. In addition to his role in managing the medical department in MSF, he works on issues related to quality of medical care in emergencies, health information systems, and medical ethics in emergencies.

Aletta Nonyane, PhD, MSc., Associate Scientist, Department of International Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
A statistician with expertise in analysis of clustered and longitudinal data, as well as analysis of high-dimensional (small n, large predictor sets) data. Her current research involves designing and analyzing cluster-randomized trials, evaluating new diagnostic tests, national health systems evaluations and collaborating with scientists in the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions in the design and analysis of clinical studies. 

Questions about Global Health Day? 

Contact: jhsph.ghgrants@jhu.edu

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