“What’s Ailing the World? A Diagnosis of Global Health Trends”

STAMFORD, Conn. - Nov. 9, 2015 - PRLog -- Dr. E. Anne Peterson, MD, MPH will speak at the World Affairs Forum on November 18 at the Main Library (Ferguson Library), DiMattia Building, Third Floor Auditorium in Stamford on “What’s Ailing the World? A Diagnosis of Global Health Trends”. The program will begin at 5:45 p.m. with networking and refreshments, followed by the presentation at 6:15 p.m. The program will conclude at 7:30 p.m.

Dr. Peterson directs the delivery of more than $500 million in medical aid and relief supplies to more than 90 countries each year. She oversees the organization’s ongoing health programs and its emergency response work.

Peterson has deep experience in domestic and global health: policy, program administration and disaster response. As Assistant Administrator, Dr. Peterson oversaw of all of USAID’s programs in maternal and child health, AIDS, family planning, neglected tropical diseases and health systems.

She has worked as a consultant for the CDC and the WHO, was the Vice Dean of Public Health for the Ponce School of Medicine & Health Services in Puerto Rico, a research professor at The George Washington University in Washington, D.C. She spent nearly six years in Sub-Saharan Africa working on community development, public health training and AIDS-prevention programs.

Dr. Peterson earned her medical degree from Mayo Medical School in Rochester, Minn. She completed her MPH and preventive medicine residency at Emory University in Atlanta.

The cost for admission to the event is $20 per person for the general public and is free for 2015-2016 Forum and AR Series members, faculty and students. The Ferguson Library is located at the corner of Broad St. and Bedford St. in Stamford.  For reservations please contact the World Affairs Forum at 203-356-0340 or email info@worldaffairsforum.org.

The World Affairs Forum is a non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to expanding understanding of global affairs and America’s role in the world. The Forum is an affiliate of the World Affairs Councils of America.

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