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April 25, 2005 Press Contact: Julia Morse
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Experts debate health care crisis in developing world


Why should the US be interested in health care in developing nations? How do we encourage young doctors to become interested in health care in developing nations? How do health care needs in developing nations differ from health care needs in the US?

Experts in medicine, public policy and economics will address the crushing health crisis facing the developing world, and will view the world premiere of The Health Crisis in Cambodia in a panel discussion on Wednesday, April 27th at the University of Chicago’s International House.

Moderated by Dr. Mark Siegler, the Lindy Bergman Distinguished Service Professor of Medicine at the University of Chicago, the panel discussion will feature some of the country’s most outspoken voices on international public health issuces, including Dr. Molly Cooke, of the University of California San Francisco, Dr. Ebby Elahi, of Mount Sinai-NYU Medical Center, Dr. David Meltzer, Associate Professor of Medicine and Economics at the University of Chicago, and Gernot Wiedner, Deputy Austrian Consul General – Chicago, an expert on the health crisis in Cambodia.

The event will begin at 6:45 in the International House Assembly Hall, 1414 East 59th Street. For more information and directions, please contact Josh Schonwald at 773-702-8359
Last modified at 08:55 AM CST on Wednesday, April 27, 2005.

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