Post-Conflict Reconstruction: Global Health Concerns and Issues
A Public Health Seminar delivered by Candace Chandra, Founder and President, Canary Strategies, LLC on Monday, May 10, 2010
Due to the severity, length, and frequency of conflict around the world, global health is increasingly involved in post-conflict reconstruction. Conflict is increasingly impacting not just the burden of disease and prevalence of serious injuries (including mental health), but also destroying health care systems and physical infrastructure - creating an emergency situation similar to disasters. This seminar will focus on emerging trends in post-conflict global health, as well as provide lessons learned from post-conflict reconstruction projects in which the presenter was directly involved.
Candace Chandra founded Canary Strategies, LLC in 2001. Prior to beginning Canary Strategies, she served as Assistant Regional Adviser, Waste Management Unit at the Center for Environment and Health of the World Health Organization's (WHO) European division (which included 52 countries). During her time at WHO and for a year and a half before, she was part of the coordination and management team for the Vice-President, Human Development Network at the World Bank. In addition, she served as a consultant to the US Environmental Protection Agency and Department of Energy. She has extensive experience in project management in developing countries, particularly the Balkans and Latin America, and has developed policy guidelines on heavy metals in soils and health care waste management for the US Environmental Protection Agency, World Bank, and World Health Organization. She speaks English (native), French, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, and German.