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World Health Day: Migration, Climate Change, and Global Health

Join us as we explore the intertwined implications of migration, climate change, and global health and how to chart a course for meaningful change.

A critical nexus exists between migration, climate change, and global health. Escalating conflicts and climate crises have caused displacement to become a harsh reality for millions, exacerbating global health challenges and perpetuating cycles of poverty. How can we address this web of challenges shaping our global landscape to foster a more sustainable and equitable future? Join Ibrahim Abubakar and Maya Prabhu for a discussion to shed light on the multifaceted impacts and potential solutions to these issues.

This event is in partnership with:

University of Chicago’s Center for Global Health in the Biological Sciences Division 

Susan and Richard Kiphart Center for Global Health and Social Development in the Crown Family School of Social Work, Policy, and Practice.

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Ibrahim Abubakar

Ibrahim Abubakar, FMedSci, is a Pro-Provost (Health) at University College London, where he is also the Dean of the Faculty of Population Health Sciences. He is a member of the Global Preparedness Monitoring Board, a UK National Institute for Health Research Senior Investigator, Chair of Lancet Nigeria Commission, and former Chair of the World Health Organization’s Strategic and Technical Advisory Group on Tuberculosis and the WHO Clinical Trials Forum.

Other previous recent roles include Director at UCL Institute for Global Health; Scientific Adviser to the House of Lords Science and Technology Select Committee – Science of COVID-19 Review; and Scientific and Technical Adviser to the Nigerian Presidential Taskforce on COVID-19. Over the last 3 decades his career has spanned leadership roles in clinical, academic and public service work. He led the UCL Centre for Infectious Disease Epidemiology and was a senior investigator at the Medical Research Council Clinical Trials Unit. Prior to his appointment at UCL, he was head of TB at Public Health England where he led the UK government’s successful strategy to control TB and was Professor in Health Protection at the Norwich Medical School, Norwich, UK. He qualified in medicine in 1992 and initially trained in internal medicine. He undertook postgraduate public health training at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine in 1999 graduating with distinction and at the University of Cambridge in 2000. He is a Fellow of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of London and Edinburgh, the UK Faculty of Public Health and the Academy of Medical Sciences. He chairs expert and policy advisory groups for the UK National Institute for Health and Care Excellence, the World Health Organization, Welcome Trust, the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control, and other international bodies and has provided technical support to countries in Africa, Europe, and North America. He has an established research program in infectious diseases and global health and has published over 400 research papers, policy reports, book chapters, and textbooks in infectious disease epidemiology, health systems, and migrant health.

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Maya Prabhu

Maya Prabhu is a Clinical Associate Professor (Adjunct) of Law at Yale Law School and an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at Yale School of Medicine. Prabhu obtained her medical degree from Dalhousie Medical School in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and completed residency training in adult psychiatry and a fellowship in forensic psychiatry at Yale.

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