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Great Decisions Lecture Series: John Steward – Global Health: Progress and Challenges
February 14 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm$10
The Great Decisions Lecture Series is organized by the World Affairs Council of Western North Carolina in collaboration with the Foreign Policy Association of America.
John will speak on February 14th giving his lecture, Global Health: Progress and Challenges, in Brevard College’s McLarty-Goodson, Room 125.
Cost: $45 per person for the 6 lecture series or $10 per person for a single lecture. (Seating is limited) Register here.
February 14– John Stewart on Global Health
Global health: Progress and Challenges
The collective action of countries, communities, and organizations over the last 30 years has literally saved millions of lives around the world. Yet terrible inequalities in health and well-being persist. The world now faces a mix of old and new health challenges, including the preventable deaths of mothers and children, continuing epidemics of infectious diseases, and rising rates of chronic disease. We also remain vulnerable to the emergence of new and deadly pandemics. For these reasons, the next several decades will be just as important—if not more so—than the last in determining well-being across nations.
John Stewart grew up in Marietta, Georgia, and graduated Emory University. After graduating Emory, he entered the US Navy for eleven years, and during that time he attended and graduated from Medical College of Georgia, interned at Portsmouth Naval Hospital, Virginia, and served as a General Medical Officer for five years. Upon completion of his military obligation, he completed his residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of South Carolina. A 26-year career in private practice in Asheville followed, until retirement in 2012. Since then he has continued to work as a Buncombe County Medical Examiner and has been able to pursue a lifelong dream of doing medical humanitarian work by serving with Medecins Sans Frontieres/Doctors Without Borders in Africa for four to six weeks each year for five years. During this time he has experienced global health disparities first hand “in the trenches”.