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Global Health Challenges-Josh Michaud
January 11 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am$15
Global health efforts driven by the collective action of countries, communities, and organizations over the last 30 years have literally saved millions of lives, but terrible inequalities in well-being persist. The world now faces a mix of old and new health issues, including the preventable deaths of mothers and children, continuing epidemics of infectious diseases, and rising rates of chronic disease. In addition, the potential for new, deadly pandemics poses a serious threat to national and international security and draws global health and foreign policy together more closely than ever. Are governments and societies positioned to address current and future global health challenges?
Josh Michaud is an Associate Director with the Global Health Policy team at the Kaiser Family Foundation, where he directs a variety of research projects. Dr. Michaud is an authority on the role of the Department of Defense in global health, innovative financing, and global health diplomacy, among other topics. He has published numerous articles and book chapters and teaches graduate-level courses as a Professorial Lecturer with the International Development department at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), in Washington D.C. He holds a Ph.D. in International Health Policy from Johns Hopkins SAIS, an M.A. in Applied Economics from Johns Hopkins University, and an M.H.S. in Epidemiology from the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health.