‘International Public Health – Empowering communities for health improvement in Africa’

We are delighted to invite you to the first guest lecture of the Centre for Health and Development, CHAD.

CHAD is committed to ensuring that health equity research is relevant, accessible and meaningful to all.

Working in partnership with local agencies and communities, we aim to ensure that CHAD research is community-led and makes a difference to people’s lives.

Our guest speaker, Professor Aliko Ahmed is Director of Public Health England for East of England, and previously the Director of Public Health for Staffordshire NHS and County Council. During his time in Staffordshire he helped to establish CHAD.

He qualified in medicine, and trained in epidemiology and public health at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, and at the University of Cambridge.

He oversees the development and implementation of Public Health England programmes and activities in the East of England including the provision of technical advice and support to local governments and the NHS. His earlier global health experiences include extensive field work in infectious diseases and outbreak as a medical epidemiologist with MSF, advising and supporting national disease control programmes in Africa, and a key role in a large global programme that supported governments in low income countries to develop national mental health policies. He maintains a special interest in collaborative efforts towards sustainable health system solutions in Africa.

Venue: R001, Science Centre Stoke

17.00; Arrival / Registration / Refreshments, Nibbles and Networking

18.00; Welcome and Introductions:

18.10; Guest Speaker:  Professor Aliko Ahmed – ‘International Public Health – Empowering communities for health improvement in Africa’

19.00; Close

Tickets can be booked via the Eventbrite page as follows: https://globalhealthinequalities.eventbrite.co.uk


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