Dr. David Satcher to speak on public health at upcoming medical lecture

Dr. David Satcher to speak on public health at upcoming medical lecture
David Satcher, Director of The Satcher Health Leadership Institute *http://www.cdrewu.edu/
David Satcher, Director of The Satcher Health Leadership Institute *http://www.cdrewu.edu/

Tapion Hospital is pleased to be partnering with Invest Saint Lucia and The Satcher Health Leadership Institute alongside The Morehouse School of Medicine to complement and work with all other health care providers, stakeholders, public and private to spotlight public health knowledge, technology and public health approaches.

A medical lecture focussing on issues, advancements and successes within public health is planned for Tuesday, May 28 from 7 pm at Gaiety. The keynote speaker is Dr. David Satcher, who will be speaking on the title: “The Role of Public Health in the Quest for Global Health Equity”.

Satcher, MD, PhD is director of The Satcher Health Leadership Institute which was established in 2006 at the Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia.

The mission of the Institute is to develop a diverse group of public health leaders, foster and support leadership strategies, and influence policies toward the reduction and ultimate elimination of disparities in health.

The Institute’s programs reflect Dr. Satcher’s experience in improving public health policy and his commitment to eliminating health disparities for under-served groups, such as minorities and the poor, and shedding light on neglected issues such as mental and sexual health.

Dr. Satcher will provide an educationally enriching presentation, which centers on a focused discussion of (1) ethical leadership, (2) public health issues that impact diverse communities, (3) social determinants of global health, and (4) strategies to promote health equity.

He is a dynamic world renowned thought leader and scholar regarding health disparities, and he will bolster attention to relevant topics that impact the health and well-being of diverse individuals, families, and communities.

Public health is “the science and art of preventing disease, prolonging life and promoting health through the organized efforts and informed choices of society, organizations, public and private, communities and individuals.” Health is generally considered to be a state of optimal physical, mental and social well-being”

The health industry is ever evolving and we at Tapion Hospital recognize the need to move towards public-private partnerships in order to ensure the necessary synergy between the public and private arm of our Health Sector in Saint Lucia.

This would aid in creatively bridging the gaps in resources, both financial and human, while ensuring sustainability in technological innovation.

“Invest Saint Lucia is proud to be a partner of this initiative undertaken by The Satcher Group. At Invest Saint Lucia, we have devoted our resources and efforts towards harnessing investment opportunities for the country, inter alia, through medical tourism. We believe the Satcher Group’s initiative, in conjunction with Tapion Hospital, is commendable and presents many opportunities for medical professionals in Saint Lucia. ISL welcomes the Satcher Group’s wealth of expertise, knowledge and experience in this field and looks forward to building strategic relationships with the Group that benefit and enhance the medical and business environment and ultimately lives of the people of Saint Lucia.”

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