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Global Health Institute Partners with United Nations

Renowned infectious disease specialist hosts the webinar series for providers around the world

Mar 19, 2018

Queens, NY

NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst announced today the launch of a webinar series for the United Nations Medical Services Division as part of the agency’s Continuous Medical Education program. Hosted by Dr. Joseph Masci, director of the hospital’s Global Health Institute and a well-known infectious disease expert, the series will serve more than 300 UN physicians, nurses, paramedics, and other health care workers in countries around the world.

“I am honored to have been selected by the United Nations to host these webinars, which provide a fantastic opportunity to expand our outreach to a global audience of health care providers and present education about the latest disease trends,” said Dr. Masci, who recently hosted the series debut, with a webinar about Lassa fever and its devastating impact on Nigeria and other parts of West Africa. “The webinars allow UN health care providers in the most remote and resource-poor locations to enhance their clinical skills, promote patient safety, and improve patient outcomes.”

An additional two webinars in the series will be held this month, focusing on malaria and dengue fever. A webinar focusing on HIV/AIDS will be held in June.

“Under Dr. Masci’s leadership and expertise, the Global Health Institute at NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst is greatly advancing global understanding of public health issues,” said Israel Rocha, Jr., chief executive officer of NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst and vice president of OneCity Health. “I am extremely proud of the work the Institute is doing and look forward to future collaborations with the United Nations Medical Services Division and other health care organizations.”The Global Health Institute at NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst, which launched in 2017, is dedicated to developing innovative care protocols to treat global health conditions in response to disease trends experienced globally and reflected locally, by the hospital’s diverse community. The Institute serves as a resource for the local community by partnering with other providers, business owners, and community stakeholders to gain a better understanding of local health concerns and how they can be addressed.

To learn more about the Global Health Institute at NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst, visit www.nychealthandhospitals.org/elmhurst/globalhealthinstitute or call 718-334-3446.