Episode 29: Conversation with Professor Manfred GreenVIEW EVENT DETAILS
Coronavirus Updates: Facts from Hong Kong and Beyond
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On January 30 2020, the World Health Organization declared a global health emergency on the spread of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) that originated in Wuhan, China. Healthcare experts have warned that Covid-19 could rapidly spread, if not properly contained, and many governments around the world have begun to take precautionary measures to ensure public health safety. Amid the international concern and heightened fears about the disease, what is fact and what is fiction? The Asia Society Hong Kong Center brings you regular updates on the coronavirus story in Hong Kong that has reverberations elsewhere in the world. We are pleased to present on-the-ground public health experts and internationally renowned specialists with the latest facts and evidence-based findings regarding this epidemic outbreak. In episode 29, hear from Professor Manfred Green, Professor of Public Health at the University of Haifa, moderated by Vernon Moore, Trustee - Asia Society Hong Kong Center.
Professor Manfred Green, a physician epidemiologist and Professor of Public Health at the University of Haifa. He has a BSc (Hons) degree in Mathematical Statistics from the University of the Witwatersrand (South Africa) and an MSc degree in Operational Research from the University of Cape Town. He then completed his studies in medicine at the University of Cape Town Medical School. Subsequently he completed MPH and PhD degrees in the School of Public Health at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Following residency training, Professor Green was board specialized in public health, occupational medicine and medical administration. He was the founding director of the Israel Center for Disease Control, and was a professor in the Faculty of Medicine at the Tel Aviv University where he held the Diana and Stanley endowed chair in Cancer Prevention and Control. In 2008, he took up the position as head of the School of Public Health at the University of Haifa. In 2015, at the end of his tenure as head of the school, he was appointed director of the International Master of Public Health program in Health Systems Administration and Global Health Leadership. Research interests include epidemiologic methods, health disparities, compliance with vaccination and the immune response to vaccines, and the prevention and management of potential pandemics and bioterrorism incidents. He heads the Israeli National Verification Committees on the eradication of polio, measles and rubella, and is a member of national advisory councils on cancer, cardiovascular disease, infectious diseases and immunization. He is chairman of the scientific committee of the Research and Development Center in Kfar Kara, Israel.
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