Arab Health Summit explores 'Advancing Health Equity for Women'

October 12, 2021

Image with caption: Jane Meza, PhD

Jane Meza, PhD

Registration now is open for the ninth Annual Arab Health Summit, which will discuss "Advancing Health Equity for Women" and feature a presentation by Jane Meza, PhD, UNMC’s associate vice chancellor for global engagement and interim executive director for the office of health security.

The summit, held virtually on Oct. 19-21, is hosted by ACCESS, the nation’s largest Arab American community nonprofit. The UNMC Office of Global Engagement also is a sponsor.

This conference promotes discussions on health rights, public health research, community engagement and more, among speakers and attendees representing the United States and several Middle Eastern and North African (MENA) countries.

Registration is now open and complimentary to the first 10 UNMC students. To register, use the access code unmc100. Faculty and staff are welcome to join for a fee that includes continuing medical education and continuing education unit credits. Please register here.

As well as Dr. Meza, the summit’s lineup of international speakers includes experts who work as medical providers, public health professionals, academics and scholars, epidemiologists, policymakers and mental health professionals.

Speakers and panelists will focus on the following topics:

  • Maternal and child health
  • Healthy aging
  • Chronic disease
  • Substance use prevention
  • Intimate partner violence and more.

The Arab Health Summit also will offer daily workshops and training focused on feminist approaches to public health research, early childhood health and more.

"This conference is a unique opportunity to address global health disparities and will serve as a major platform for its attendees to share best practices as well as strategic solutions to improve health on a global scale," Mona Makki, director of ACCESS’ community health and research center and Arab Health Summit Conference chair says.

The three-day agenda is available on the Arab Health Summit website.

For questions or issues, email the Office of Global Engagement.

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