ESCWA Hosts Lecture on Public Health in the Arab World
On 5 June 2012, ESCWA hosted a lecture on the book “Public Health in the Arab World.”
Invited by ESCWA Staff Council, Mr. Samer Jabbour, Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Health Sciences at the American University of Beirut, delivered a lecture on the book, which he edited together with Ms. Rita Giacaman, Professor at the Institute of Community and Public Health at Birzeit University and Mr. Iman Nuwayhid, Dean, Faculty of Health Sciences at the American University of Beirut, and Mr. Marwan Khawaja, ESCWA Chief of Social Statistics Section.
Mr. Jabbour presented some of the main findings of the book on the health status and the conditions of public health, as a field of practice and as institutions, in the region. He outlined public health moving in to the crossroad, challenges and opportunities of the Arab revolutions and uprisings, and whether or not public health can develop to be part of the agenda. Jabbour focused mainly on exploring the determinants of the current situation, with emphasis on context, history and politics, towards charting new paths for public health.
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