Great Decisions in the Library – Global Health: Progress and Challenges

Led by Dr. Ubydul Haque. The collective action of countries, communities and organizations over the last thirty years has literally saved millions of lives around the world. The world now faces a mix of old and new health challenges, including the preventable deaths of mothers and children, continuing epidemics of infectious diseases, and rising rates of chronic disease. We also remain vulnerable to the emergence of new and deadly pandemics. After a brief video, Ubydul Haque will lead a discussion and help to answer some of the complex questions surrounding global health initiatives. Haque is an assistant professor in the Department of Public Health & Prevention Sciences at Baldwin Wallace University. His research interests include infectious disease epidemiology and the effects of climate change on public health globally.