Eritrea Minister of Health Saleh Meky Presents 'Challenges in African Development'


Saleh Meky is an influential member of the Eritrean cabinet and represents Eritrea in many non-health related matters, especially with relation to foreign affairs.


Wednesday, January 19, 2005
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
10383 Bunche Hall (10th floor)
UCLA campus
Los Angeles, CA 90095

Saleh Meky, the Minister of Health of Eritrea, is visiting UCLA at the invitation of the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. The Department recently initiated an elective rotation to expose its resident trainees to health care delivery in emerging countries.  This is the first of two scheduled lectures. The second lecture on “Challenges in Healthcare in Africa: Eritrea's Strategy for Success” will be held on January 20, 2005 from 4 – 5 pm in room 63-105 CHS (Community Health Sciences Bldg. - see event listing for this lecture on January 20 for specific directions to room 63-105).

Saleh Meky was the Minister of Fisheries before becoming the Minister of Health. He is a very influential member of the Eritrean cabinet and has represented Eritrea in many non-health related matters, especially with relation to foreign affairs. Mr. Meky is, at present, the Chairman of the Council of Health Ministers for the WHO African region. He was trained in the United States and has efficiently worked toward equitably distributing Eritrea’s limited healthcare resources to both the rural and urban areas.

Both lectures are free and open to the public. Parking is available in parking structure #3 for $7.  For info on transportation options to UCLA, campus maps, and parking, please visit http://www.ucla.edu/map/

 


Cost : Free and open to the public; parking is available in lot 3 for $7.

For more information please contact:

James S. ColemanAfrican Studies Center

Tel: 310-825-3686

africa@international.ucla.edu


www.international.ucla.edu/africa


Sponsor(s): African Studies Center, David Geffen School of Medicine, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Medicine for Humanity, and the School of Public Health