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Jan 24

Convocation: Felicia Knaul

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International health economist Felicia Knaul advocates for better palliative care in developing countries.

Friday, January 24th, 2020
10:50 – 11:50 am / Skinner Chapel

Felicia Knaul is an international health economist and expert in Latin American health systems.  She is currently the director of the University of Miami Institute for Advanced Study of the Americas and a professor in the Department of Public Health Sciences at the university’s school of medicine. She has over 20 years of experience in government, academic, think-tank and civil society organizations. She has held senior positions in the governments of Mexico and Colombia, and has worked for several international agencies including the World Health Organization, the World Bank, and UNICEF. She has over 190 publications and has participated in several publications and commissions of the Lancet, one of the world’s oldest, most prestigious, and best known medical journals. From 2014-2017, Knaul served as chair of the Lancet commission on alleviating the access abyss in palliative care and pain relief. The commission revealed that many people in developing countries lack access to even basic palliative care, such as morphine for pain, and that over 25.5 million people a year worldwide, including 2.5 million children, die with serious physical and psychological suffering.

 

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