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Health, Nutrition and Food Security: Perspectives on Africa

Tuesday, April 19, 2011 - 09:00 - 10:30
Partnership Conference Facility
499 S Capitol St. SW, Suite 500B 
Washington, DC 20003

Health, Nutrition and Food Security: Perspectives on Africa

Dr. Teguest Guerma
Director General, African Medical and Research Foundation (AMREF)
Florence Rolle
Senior Liaison Officer, Liaison Office for North America, UN Food and Agriculture Organization

Kathleen Kurz
Principal Development Specialist for Nutrition, DAI

Dr. Teguest Guerma is an Ethiopian national with an extensive career in public health and over 26 years experience with WHO (World Health Organization). Until her appointment to AMREF, Dr. Guerma worked as the Associate Director of HIV/AIDS department for the World Health Organization in Geneva where she was responsible for the overall WHO’s work on HIV/AIDS.  Previously she served as the WHO representative to UN Headquarters, New York, USA and Gaborone, Botswana; HIV/AIDS and STI Regional Adviser WHO Regional office for Africa, Brazzaville, Congo; acted as WHO Representative, Kathmandu Nepal among other roles. Dr. Guerma started her career as a medical practitioner in Burundi in the mid-1980s and holds a medical degree with post graduate degrees in Infectious Diseases and Bacteriology Virology. Her experience in global public health has added great value to AMREF, one of Africa's largest health and development organizations. Dr. Guerma joined AMREF on 2 June 2010.

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