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One Year On: The Pervasive Health Challenges in Afghanistan - Webinar Series

One Year On: The Pervasive Health Challenges in Afghanistan

Webinar Series

Mission Afghanistan 2030, alongside the Department of International Health, Institute for International Programs, Center for Human Nutrition, Center for Humanitarian Health, and the Berman Institute of Bioethics, will be hosting this 4-part webinar series entitled "One Year On: The Pervasive Health Challenges in Afghanistan." The series aims to create awareness and call attention to the ongoing health crises in Afghanistan by bringing together expert speakers to ask the question: What is possible today in Afghanistan? 

The series will consist of four 60-minute sessions focusing on a few of the most imminent health challenges facing Afghanistan today. Below, please find more information on each session and where to register to attend:

  • Session 1: 20 Years of Healthcare Delivery in Afghanistan: Evolution, Challenges & Opportunities 
    • When: Tuesday, October 25, 2022, from 1:00 – 2:00 PM ET 
    • Where: Online. Register.
    • Panelists: Dr. Mickey Chopra, Global Solutions Lead for Service Delivery at the World Bank; Dr. David Peters, Professor and Chair of International Health at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health; Dr. Jamshed Tanoli, Health Cluster Coordinator at WHO Afghanistan; and Dr. Ahmad Jan Naeem, former Deputy Minister of Policy & Planning at the Ministry of Public Health of Afghanistan. 
    • Register.
  • Session 2: The Sehat (Health) of Women and Children in Afghanistan? Challenges & Solutions
    • When: Tuesday, November 8, 2022, from 1:00 – 2:00PM ET
    • Where: Online. Register.
    • Panelists: Dr. Catherine Todd, Scientist, FHI 360; Dr. Paata Chikvaidze, Coordinator- RMNCAH & GER/GBV Programmes, WHO Afghanistan; Dr. Farzana Maruf, Senior Maternal and Child Health Expert, Afghanistan; Dr. Sefatullah Habib, Senior Program Manager for Health & Nutrition, European Union Delegation to Afghanistan
    • Register.
  • Session 3: The Malnutrition Enigma in Afghanistan
    • When: Tuesday, November 22, 2022, from 1:00 – 2:00PM ET
    • Where: Online. Register.
    • Panelists: Dr. Bilal Rahimi, Professor and Head of Pediatrics and Nutrition, Kandahar University; Melanie Galvin, Chief of Nutrition, UNICEF Afghanistan; Dr. Palwasha Anwari, LSHTM; Dr. M. Homayoun Ludin, Former Director of Public Nutrition, MoPH Afghanistan, Senior Nutrition Technical Advisor, MSH
    • Register.
  • Session 4: The Afghanistan Forecast: Sustainable Development Amidst a Humanitarian Crisis?
    • When: Tuesday, December 6, 2022, from 8:00 – 10:00AM ET 
    • Where: Online. Register.
    • Panelists:  Dr. William Newbrander, Senior Principal Technical Advisor, MSH; Dr. Randolph Augustin, Director, Office of Health, Population & Nutrition, USAID; Dr. Abdallah Al Dardari, Resident Representative, UNDP, Afghanistan; Dr. Hadia Samaha, Human Development Practice Lead for Afghanistan, World Bank; Dr. Wahid Majrooh, Former Minister of Public Health of Afghanistan; Kwalombota Kwalombota, Health Advisor, Policy and Programmes Pillar, FCDO
    • Register.