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Zika virus focus of talk by PAHO/WHO executive

Isabella Danel, deputy director of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) Regional Office of the World Health Organization (WHO) for the Americas, will speak March 3 at Emory on “Responding to Zika.”

Danel’s talk takes place from 4-6 p.m. in room 252 of Candler School of Theology. The talk is the final event for the Center for the Study of Human Health’s 2015-2016 speaker series, “Ensuring Health for You, Your Community and Our World.”

Danel has held several positions in fields of health and public health and is currently involved in the WHO response to the Zika epidemic. Prior to this, she held positions at the CDC, the World Bank and as a physician.

Danel has experience in maternal and child health, as well as reproductive health, epidemiology and health issues in Central and South America, contributing to her role at PAHO in addressing the Zika virus. She has published numerous articles and book chapters on maternal mortality and public health subjects.

The speaker series, sponsored by the Center for the Study of Human Health in Emory College, brings leaders in important health entitles to campus to discuss how their institute impacts health at the individual, community and global levels, as well as the paths the speakers took to their current careers.

The series is designed to expose students to various careers in global health as well as bring awareness of the variety of work within the field of global health and these organizations.

For more information contact, Jennifer Sarrett in the Center for the Study of Human Health.

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