Former Pres. Sirleaf, Tolbert Nyenswah to Address Global Health Event in Washington, D.C.

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Former President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and fomrer NPHIL Director Tolbert G. Nyenswah will speak at the GHTechX, an annual global health event crated through a partnership between the USAID and the GWU's Milken Institute School of Public Health.

Liberia’s former President, H.E. Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, and Global Public Health Expert and Senior Research Associate at the Johns Hopkins University, Mr. Tolbert G. Nyenswah, will this weekend speak at the Global Health Science and Practice Technical Exchange (GHTechX), a global health event.

GHTechX is curated through a partnership between the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health, and the Global Health: Science and Practice Journal

Former President Sirleaf will speak on a variety of global health issues including how countries can use the COVID-19 crisis to motivate action to address inequalities in a more robust and sustainable way, and the importance of country leadership to address epidemics and advance health goals.

Meanwhile, Mr. Nyenswah will deliver a presentation involving a panel of experts on the importance of resilience in the health system, tremendous lessons Liberia learned from its efforts in addressing Ebola and building back better. Furthermore, Mr. Nyenswah will share experiences on how these lessons can help countries address new health challenges, including the ongoing COVID-19.

Also expected to speak at GHTechX, will be Dr. Tedros Adhamon, the Director-General of the World Health Organization, Dr. Paul Farmer, founder of Partners in Health and Chair of the Department of Health and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School, while Dr. Jim Tielsch, Chair of the Department of Global Health at the George Washington Milken Institute School of Public Health, will moderate the opening panel.

“We would be honored with your presence, particularly given your leadership addressing the Ebola epidemic in Liberia, your works strengthening the primary health care system, and your recent work with the WHO conducting an independent evaluation of the global COVID-19 response” said, Dr. Maria A. Carrasco, USAID lead — GHTechX Organizing Committee, United States Agency for International Development.

The virtual event anticipates thousands of attendees from across the World at this fully global event.  The event will take place from the 21st to the 24th of April 2021 in Washington D.C.  Participants spanning global health experts, students, and professionals from across the global health community will share knowledge on global health issues.  The Global Health Science and Practice Technical Exchange is an annual learning forum for global health experts, students, and professionals from a variety of technical areas. The event is free and open to all and offers a variety of sessions highlighting innovative topics, an implementation science framework, and cutting-edge content.

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