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MPH students trip to Geneva 2016

Staff from the WHO Collaborating Centre for Public Health Education and Training and twenty students from the Master of Public Health course at Imperial visited multiple UN and humanitarian agencies during their recent trip to Geneva, Switzerland. Over a three day period the group visited Médecins Sans Frontières, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, UN, WHO and Global Fund. Two students – Praise Izinyon and Rachael Williams – presented their mini-projects at the WHO followed by an excellent discussion with Blerta Maliqi, a technical officer for Family, Women’s and Children’s health.

Welcome to Dr Melek Somai

Dr Melek Somai is a new faculty member at the Global eHealth Unit (GeHU). Melek is a physician, biostatistician, and public health professional with expertise in clinical informatics and global health innovation. In his new role as teaching fellow in eLearning and eHealth at the Global eHealth Unit, Dr Melek will lead the implementation of the GeHU visionary program in Health Information Technology and Innovation. Dr Melek will be leading the efforts of the Global eHealth Unit to increase its capacity building programme in developing countries and its innovation and technology courses for the Masters Degree Program in Public Health. He is also a co-investigator of the EIT Health CARE CAMPUS program that aims to transform Active Ageing in Europe through the development of an innovative training curriculum for carers.

Before joining us, Dr Melek was a Fulbright scholar and a faculty member at the Division of Clinical Informatics at Harvard Faculty Medical Physicians, which he held with…