Quie and Peterson Global Health Lecture

Virtual (Via Zoom)

Compassion in Global Health: Improving Health Outcomes Through Primary Health Care

What role does compassion play in global health? And how can those involved in primary health care prioritize people’s humanity in order to improve health outcomes?

While excellent clinical care is necessary to ensure patient wellbeing, compassion in health care settings can improve patient-provider relationships and, ultimately, result in more optimal care. What are the key ingredients required to make this a reality both at the point of care and at the system level?

Join us for our seventh annual Quie & Peterson Global Health Lecture to learn about the importance of compassion in global health and how primary health care can incorporate a human-first mentality that has the potential to generate positive change both locally and across the globe.

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Shams Syed: Shams Syed, MD, is Head, Policy and Partnerships for the WHO Special Programme on Primary Health Care at WHO Headquarters, where he oversees a body of work to promote PHC renewal through partnership with stakeholders at global, regional and country levels. 

David Addiss: David Addiss, MD, MPH, is Director of the Focus Area for Compassion and Ethics (FACE) at the Task Force for Global Health in Atlanta, Georgia.

Shailey Prasad, MD, MPH, the executive director of the Center for Global Health and Social Responsibility, will moderate the event.