Atlanta, GA (November 14, 2017) – PAHO Foundation President and CEO, Dr. Jennie Ward-Robinson, served as the featured speaker for this month’s World Affairs Council of Atlanta (WAC ATL)-hosted Members Forum, leading a thought-provoking discussion on “Post Disasters: Responses to Health and Other Threats in Latin America and the Caribbean.”
Dr. Ward-Robinson raised an engaging dialogue on the earthquakes in Mexico and Hurricanes Irma, Jose, and Maria's arrival in the Americas and the many immediate and long-term health implications that resulted. She additionally provided an overview on post-disaster responses, remaining critical infrastructure issues, and the need for cross-sectoral partnerships in rebuilding economic, public health, and medical service delivery systems to enable improved, sustainable health outcomes for people across the region. As Dr. Ward-Robinson explained, partnerships from the private- and public- sectors are crucial in leveraging needed resources to bolster responses to support community rebuilding, as a strategy to aid efforts safeguarding and advancing health for the most vulnerable communities. Dr. Ward-Robinson additionally shed light on the efforts being advanced by the Foundation and partners, issuing a call to partner from all participants in attendance, so needed work can be accomplished to effectively mitigate current and emerging health threats.
Some select photos from the WAC ATL event are below, and if you require additional information on the Foundation’s participation at the Members Forum, please direct all questions to Viet VoPham, the Foundation’s Associate Manager, Communications at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Additional photos can be found on our Facebook page.
About PAHO Foundation
Improving the health and wellbeing of the people of the Americas is at the heart of PAHO Foundation’s work. As an independent nonprofit 501(c)3 organization, we are committed to enabling better health and a brighter future for people across the region. Our mission is to develop programs, share insight, and collaborate with experts and partners to have a profound, positive impact on seemingly intractable public health problems that threaten the health and prosperity of people in the Americas.
About the World Affairs Council of Atlanta (WAC ATL)
The World Affairs Council of Atlanta is a non-partisan, membership and grant-supported organization whose mission is to provide a forum for discussion and understanding of international affairs and the complex global issues that impact Atlanta’s corporate community, governmental and non-governmental organizations, and the general public.
Since 2010, the council has organized hundreds of programs exploring a diverse array of critical global issues.