Dr Manuel Carballo to deliver the 2014 Alison Chesney and Eddie Killoran Memorial Lecture
We are delighted to announce that Dr Manuel Carballo - Executive Director of the International Centre for Migration, Health and Development (ICMHD) in Switzerland – will deliver this year’s lecture, during the City Health 2014 Conference, in Amsterdam.
Dr Carballo will speak on Changing Urban Profiles and Implications for Health.
At WHO and GPA he was also responsible for helping 18 countries in Africa to set up their National AIDS Committees and develop their national plans. In 1993 he went to Bosnia as the WHO Public Health Advisor and remained based in Sarajevo, responsible for the whole of Bosnia and Herzegovina, until the end of the war in 1995.
On his return from Bosnia he joined the International Centre for Migration and Health (ICMH) a Swiss based research and training organisation, and worked again in Bosnia. He later went to Albania and Macedonia for the United Nations to assess the health situation of the refugees fleeing Kosovo. In 2001 he became Executive Director of ICMH. In 2002 and 2003 he headed two health evaluation missions for the United Nations in the occupied Palestinian territories, and later in 2003 he went to Iraq to do the same. In 2004 he headed the UNFPA tsunami relief and reconstruction mission to the Maldives and Sri Lanka. In 2005 and 2006 he was based for periods in Iran and Afghanistan developing emergency preparedness plans for those countries.
He is a specialist on health issues of migrants and refugees (particularly reproductive health, but also diabetes) and also has worked extensively on HIV prevention programmes with uniformed services and peacekeeping forces. He is a founding member of the UNAIDS Uniformed Services Task Force and adjunct Professor of Clinical Public Health at the Columbia School of Public Health, in the US.
This is the 5th in a series of annual public lectures are held in memory of Alison Chesney and Eddie Killoran, who both died within 6 months of one another, in 2006. Both were well known and respected figures in the drugs and public health field over many years and are still much missed by family, friends and colleagues alike. Following their untimely deaths a number of their friends and former colleagues began discussions to determine what might be a fitting way to remember them. Their families supported the idea of an annual memorial lecture, at which they and the work they undertook might be celebrated by those who knew them and also brought to a wider audience. Read more...