The United Nations Association of Greater Milwaukee invites you To
Saturday – February 9th, 2019 10 AM – 12 Noon
“Reducing the Burden of Global Respiratory Disease A Physician’s Journey of Advocacy for Global Respiratory Health Care”
Redeemer Lutheran Church 631 N. 19th Street (Rear Entrance) Milwaukee
Presented by Dean E. Schraufnagel, MD Executive Director - The Forum of International Respiratory Societies (FIRS) Professor of Medicine and Pathology at the University of Illinois at Chicago
Free and open to the public The global impact of the five main respiratory diseases (tuberculosis / TB, COPD, asthma, respiratory infections, and lung cancer) is massive, devastating, and costly. They are leading causes of death, disability, and suffering especially in underserved countries. UN member states, through the endorsement of 17 Sustainable Development Goals and the WHO End TB Strategy, have committed to end the TB epidemic by 2030. Without immediate global action, an estimated 28 million people will die from TB by then, at a global economic cost of $1 trillion. Attendees will learn about Dr. Schraufnagel’s extensive work as a dedicated advocate for responding to global respiratory health issues especially in underserved countries through the FIRS, the UN World Health Organization (WHO), and the US Congress. Dr. Schraufnagel has also spoken out for policy action related to respiratory health including universal health care, clean air, tobacco control, and respiratory health in the workplace.
Dr. Schraufnagel’s presentation will also include: · How three events shaped his life as a leader in international health care: “A bump,” “The Union in trouble,” and “One piece of paper.” · What lessons he has learned from the people of Malawi and the United Nations · How these lessons might be applicable to everyone in daily life. · A challenge for participants to do what the UN & WHO cannot do to bring about a healthier world
Dr. Schraufnagel has authored almost 200 peer-reviewed works including articles on: “Communicating with Congress,” “The Global Burden of Respiratory Disease,” “Social and Economic Factors Contributing to Respiratory Health Disparities,” “Is Healthcare a Human Right? Yes,” “Climate Change and Respiratory Infections,” and many others.
For further information, please contact Debbie Metke at: 414.881.0904 (phone) / firstname.lastname@example.org (e-mail) THANKS TO THE ROHINGYA AMERICAN SOCIETY in Milwaukee for their fine presentation in January. If you wish to help the 70 Milwaukee-area families, contact them at 414-643-8001 or email@example.com . thank you!
The UNA-GM is a chapter of the United Nations Association of the United States of America. The UNA-GM is a group of men and women who stand for peace and justice in the world and believe that the United Nations is an instrumental force in creating a peaceful world and support the work and efforts of the United Nations by educating, inspiring, and mobilizing our Milwaukee Community.
We meet on the second Saturday of each month from January - June and September - December from 10 AM - Noon at Redeemer Lutheran Church - 631 N. 19th Street (Rear Entrance) in Milwaukee. Each meeting features a presentation & discussion on a specific topic relevant to the work of the United Nations.