Global Health Consortium presents at FIU in D.C.

As part of a series of FIU faculty visits to FIU in D.C., Carlos Espinal, director of the  Global Health Consortium at the Robert Stempel College of Public Health, along with executives from Sanofi Pasteur, one of the leading pharmaceutical companies in the country and a long-time partner of FIU, recently hosted a seminar about global health collaboration in Latin America.

“The objective of the meeting was to discuss the partnership initiatives that we have with Global Health projects,” explained Espinal. “Beginning with immunization, diabetes and vaccine confidence.”

The group reviewed current challenges to public health in Latin America and the Caribbean, including migration and an anti-vaccination movement. According to Espinal, Sanofi Pasteur wants to continue its partnership with FIU as both seek to reduce the impact of those issues.

Other problems discussed included the cost of medicines and lack of communication with the public, both of which make public access to vaccines more challenging in the region.

To learn more about recent FIU faculty visits to FIU in D.C., click here.

Dr. Carlos Espinal

 

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