Perspectives on the Public Health Crisis in Gaza

May 15th 2024
  12:00 pm

Co-sponsored by: The TUSM Global Health Faculty Council, the Tufts Center for Global Public Health, and the Office for Institutional Inclusive Excellence at Tufts University.

Over the last six months, the war in the Gaza Strip has had dire public health consequences for its 2.2 million residents. The goal of this seminar is to communicate data and evidence regarding this ongoing and worsening public health crisis. Speakers will discuss recent spatial analyses of damage to civilian infrastructure that is critical for sustaining health (including water and medical facilities), challenges related to food insecurity and imminent famine, structural barriers to healthcare delivery before the current conflict, and the role of medical and public health specialists in times of conflict.


  • Yara Asi, PhD, Assistant Professor, School of Global Health Management and Informatics, University of Central Florida
  • Alex de Waal, DPhil, Executive Director, World Peace Foundation, Tufts University, Research Professor, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University
  • Karameh Hawash-Kummerle, MD, Assistant Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School, Attending Physician, Department of Neurology, Boston Children’s Hospital

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