#9 Global Dialogue on Health Security
Facing COVID-19 crisis, we are here to ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages. It is important in particular to address healthcare resources and policies to prepare against health emergency crisis, through building resilient global community and knowledge-based resource hubs for health crisis management. GHIPP is strengthening global partnership by sharing knowledge and lessons learned and creating new regional community for health resilience. For this purpose, GHIPP will conduct a series of online speakers’ sessions.
#9 Dialogue: June 3, 2021 16:00-17:00 JST
Topic: “COVID-19 and Beyond: Kenyan Experience and Effort to contain COVID-19"
Policy Program at GRIPS invites you to the 9th dialogue series on health security.We are excited to welcome Professor Miriam K. Were from Kenya, who is distinguished scholar and respected figure in African public health & global health arena.
Speaker: Professor Miriam K. Were
Commentator: Dr. Kiyoshi Kurokawa (GHIPP)
Facilitator: Dr. Hiromi Murakami (GHIPP)
Deadline: June 3, 2021
More details http://www3.grips.ac.jp/~GHIPP/en/dialogue/HSD9/
Prof Miriam K. Were is a Medical Doctor (University of Nairobi), and holds Masters and Doctor of Public Health degrees from Johns Hopkins University in USA. She holds Batchelor’s degree in Natural Science and qualified to teach Secondary school level Biology, Chemistry and Physical Education which she did for two years before Medical School. In her health career, she has worked for the Ministry of Health of Kenya; lectured at the University of Nairobi and has taught at McGill University in Canada as an Associate Professor. Between 1985 and 2000, she worked in the United Nations agencies of UNICEF, World Health Organisation and the United Nations Population Fund.
She has been Chair of Kenya’s National AIDS Control Council; Chair of the International Board of the African Medical and Research Foundation; Member of the Board of Global Health Workforce Alliance amongst others.
She is the former Chancellor of Moi University, a Member of Champions for AIDS-Free Generation, Kenya’s Goodwill Ambassador for Community Health, Co-Founder of UZIMA Foundation and serves on various boards.
Prof Miriam K. Were is widely published professionally and she is the author of a biography and four novels.
Among the honours she has received are Hideyo Noguchi Africa Prize by Japan; Queen Elizabeth II Gold Medal for Public Health; George G. Tolbert Award of the National Council of International Health, USA; Knight of the French National Honours for work in Mother and Child Health; UNICEF’s Maurice Pate Award for Contribution to Primary Health Care; Award of Outstanding Merit by the National Council of Women of Kenya; Shujaa (Heroine) for Academic Prowess, Kenya & Elder of the Burning Spear in Kenya’s National honours. Miriam K. Were has received Honorary degree of Doctor of Science from Moi University in Kenya in December, 2008; The Honorary degree of Doctor from Ochanomizu University in Japan in February, 2011 and Doctor of Humane Letters by DePaul University, Chicago, USA in June, 2011.
Kiyoshi Kuorkawa: Professor, Emeritus, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies and the University or Tokyo
Hiromi Murakami: Visiting Scholar, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies
If you have any questions, please contact GRIPS GHIPP Hiromi Murakami at hi-murakam (at) grips.ac.jp
Thank you for your interest, and we look forward to having you at our newly launched Glogal Dialogue on Health Security. ご質問や不明な点などありましたら、Global Health Innovation Policy Program 村上までご連絡くださいませ。
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