Disasters and Humanitarian Crises: A Continuing Global Concern | Duke Kunshan University
Disasters and Humanitarian Crises: A Continuing Global Concern
Speaker: 
Prof. Don Eliseo Lucero-Prisno III

London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (UK)
Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (China)
The Ludwig Maximilian University (Germany)

Nov 20th 2018 12:00 to 13:00
Room 2103, Academic Building
Friday, November 16, 2018 - 10:15

Summary of talk:     

The world is currently facing many global health challenges particularly those related to global disasters and humanitarian crises.  This talk will focus on the following themes: trends and determinants of different disasters; definition and understanding of disaster, vulnerability, hazards, resilience, and humanitarian crises; the impact of disasters on population health; how humanitarian crises transpire; the current refugee crisis; critique on how the world is addressing these disasters and humanitarian crises.  The presentation will elaborate the speaker’s studies on Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines, the migration of refugees to Europe, and his work in Africa.     

Brief Biography:

Prof. Don Eliseo Lucero-Prisno III is affiliated with the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (UK), Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (China) and the Ludwig Maximilian University (Germany).  He is known for his work in developing critical thinkers and leaders in global health through his initiative, Global Health Focus, which has trained thousands of future leaders in global health across many countries in Africa and Asia. He recently convened a Global Health Course on Disasters, Climate Change and Global Health in China.  Prof. Lucero-Prisno is a medical doctor with a PhD in Global Health (Cardiff University), MPH in International Health and Development (Royal Tropical Institute Amsterdam) and MSc in Health Economics, Policy and Law in Global Health (Erasmus University Rotterdam).