New diseases that threaten the lives of millions of people across the globe are constantly emerging. Concurrently, socioeconomic inequities result in disproportionate disease outcomes and unjust medical treatments among millions more. Inadequate responses to both emerging and existing diseases, such as HIV/AIDS, signify the necessity for change in the delivery of health services. As the global health field continues to grapple with these problems, there is also a need to accurately measure the impact of health interventions and safeguard communities from health-related threats.
Dr. Deus Bazira, co-director of Georgetown University’s Center for Global Health Practice and Impact (CGHPI), joined us to discuss the power of synthesizing evidence and data to improve health outcomes with the goal of ultimately achieving health equity.
This event was hosted through Georgetown University’s Conversations in Global Health class, which invites global health professionals to Georgetown’s campus to engage in discussions regarding their career paths and expertise. John Monahan and Maeve McKean guide the structured conversation, and the discussion is open to all faculty, students, and staff.
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Maeve McKean is the executive director of Georgetown's Global Health Initiative. A lawyer who works at the intersections of global health and human rights, she is a graduate of Georgetown University, jointly earning a law degree from the Law Center and a master’s degree from the Walsh School of Foreign Service.
John Monahan is the senior advisor for global health to President John J. DeGioia; senior fellow, McCourt School of Public Policy; and senior scholar, O'Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law.