Monday 5 November 2018, 12.00PM
Speaker(s): João Nunes (University of York)
João Nunes will consider the challenges and potential of community health programmes, from Alma-Ata to the present day. He will explore the role of community health workers (CHWs) in the response to the recent Zika epidemic, as well as their work in health education and disease prevention. Overall, Dr Nunes’ talk will reflect on the political, economic and cultural obstacles to the effectiveness of CHW programmes, and of their ambiguous position as highly vulnerable health workers who are tasked with the role of addressing the vulnerabilities of the communities they serve.
More details to follow soon.
Location: The WHO Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean