The Current Humanitarian Crisis in Afghanistan: a global health review of the responses and future impact - Dr Mohammad Haqmal

13 April 2022 12:30-1:30 PM (BST)
Virtual event

For this webinar, Dr. Mohammad Haqmal will discuss the current humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan and review the responses and future impact on global health. He will explore the indiscriminate impacts of conflict on access to healthcare which have been exacerbated due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Dr Mohammad Haqmal is an award-winning senior international public health and health system innovation expert. He has an MSc in Global Health and Development from University College London; a Master’s in public health from the University of Liverpool; Executive MBA, from Preston University in Pakistan; a Diploma in Monitoring and Evaluation from Afghanistan. He currently is a Lecturer at the University of City London and is a Research Fellow at the University of Cambridge.

Dr Haqmal has 18 years experience in public health projects. He led the Strengthening Mechanism Department of the Afghanistan Ministry of Public Health from 2013-to 2017 where he managed the health service delivery projects for over six million people. He set up the district health system in Afghanistan in 2008-2012. In 2019 he was awarded the Public Health Hero award for the design and implementation of various community-based healthcare innovations such as the Afghanistan Healthy Village Initiative (AHVI) and the Afghanistan $1 Project to reduce maternal and child mortality.

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