HEALTH INSTITUTIONS AS CONTRIBUTORS TO PEACE
The main objective of the event is to look into the role of health fora in war zones and post-conflict areas, aiming to examine how health institutions can become contributors to peace building. The presence of health providers in war zones and post-conflict areas is obviously associated with their effort to help overcome enduring trauma, cure the pain and enable rehabilitation. However, what also recently attracts the attention of researchers and institutions from the field of development, goes beyond their duty to cover the needs of resilient population. The health fora have gained a central position in the peace building arena. They are now considered as agents that can have opportunities for proposing and putting forward reforms, which can change healthcare structures and practices that might have exacerbated socioeconomic inequalities leading to conflict. Therefore, our aim is to zoom into the peace building – healthcare nexus, promoting dialogue about how healthcare provision, healthcare reconstruction and healthcare development encourage and enable, to an extent, peace construction in states in and emerging from conflict. The topic will be discussed in the context of international cooperation, aiming to also examine the role that diverse and cooperative capacity building initiatives can play in such circumstances.
Keynote Speaker: Dr Vassilis Apostolopoulos, CEO of Athens Medical Group, Athens, Greece
Dr Athanasios Vozikis, Associate Professor at the University of Piraeus and Director of the Laboratory of Health, Economics and Management, Athens, Greece (Chair)
Dr Kyriakos Souliotis, Associate Professor at the University of Peloponnese, Corinth, Greece
Iris Efthymiou – Egleton, University of Piraeus, Laboratory of Health, Economics and Management, Athens, Greece
Dr Pari Rapti, University of Piraeus, Laboratory of Health, Economics and Management, Athens, Greece
University of Piraeus, Laboratory of Health Economics and Management
Athens Medical Center
Geneva Peace Week 2019 #GPW19
All participants who do not have a valid UNOG grounds pass must register via the UNOG registration system – INDICO, in order to attend the event of HAPSc held at the UN Palais. They will then receive a single badge valid from 4 to 8 November 2019 and will be able to attend all events of Geneva Peace Week 2019.
Registration will be open till the end of the Geneva Peace Week, however we encourage participants to register as early as possible.