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Increased Vulnerability That Young Children Face to Contracting Various Infectious Diseases During Civil Wars and Natural Disasters

Session: Symposium: Impact of Civil Wars and Natural Disasters on Infectious Diseases in Children
Thursday, October 9, 2014: 11:00 AM
Room: The Pennsylvania Convention Center: 113-ABC
Eric a. F. Simoes, MB BS, DCH, MD, Pediatric Infectious Disease, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Aurora, CO

Professor Simoes is a Professor of Paediatrics at the University of Colorado Denver, School of Medicine, and a Professor of Epidemiology at the Colorado School of Public Health in Denver Colorado. He is the Co-Director of the Mother and Child Initiative, of the Center for Global Health at the Colorado School of Public Health, a WHO Collaborating Institution. He received his MD and DCH from the Christian Medical College in Vellore, University of Madras, India, in 1984 and subsequently obtained his Fellowship in Pediatric Infectious Disease from the University of Colorado, Denver. He has been involved with the Integrated Management of Childhood Illness strategy since its inception in the early 1990ís. The strategy was developed by the World Health Organization in conjunction with UNICEF and other organizations to reduce childhood and infant mortality in developing countries. His research interests focus on the epidemiology and prevention of acute respiratory infections, including RSV, Influenza and Streptococcus pneumoniae.

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