Student Global Ambassador Program TM

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ARE WE CLOSING THE GAP? HIV, MALARIA & EBOLA

Middle, high school, and college students converged at Fairleigh Dickinson University, Madison, NJ to discuss infectious diseases, and the United Nations' response. QUESTION: Are we closing the health care gap between developed and underdeveloped countries?
Speakers:

  • David Rosen, PHD, Anthropology & Sociology, Fairleigh Dickinson University (FDU)
  • Glen Karpovich, MS, CEM, HHS Administration for Children & Families
  • Laurie DeBonnett, MD, Global Clinical Development, Norvartis Pharmaceuticals

  • Mosaic art at the United Nations
    Mosaic art at the United Nations
  • Students and teachers hear from three speakers and student nurses about the affect of infectious diseases.
    Students and teachers hear from three speakers and student nurses about the affect of infectious diseases.
  • Dr. Rosen of FDU speaks about his experience with malaria and HIV in sub-Sahara Africa and Southeast Asia.
    Dr. Rosen of FDU speaks about his experience with malaria and HIV in sub-Sahara Africa and Southeast Asia.
  • UN worker aids refugee as she collects clean water at local well.
    UN worker aids refugee as she collects clean water at local well.
  • Middle school students listen to one of three speakers. FDU student nurses demonstrate Ebola protection suit.
    Middle school students listen to one of three speakers. FDU student nurses demonstrate Ebola protection suit.
  • AIDS survivor and UN Delegate exchange with students about the situation of HIV/ AIDS worldwide during afternoon briefing.
    AIDS survivor and UN Delegate exchange with students about the situation of HIV/ AIDS worldwide during afternoon briefing.
  • Students visit one of the many halls during their tour and briefing.
    Students visit one of the many halls during their tour and briefing.
Mosaic art at the United Nations
Mosaic art at the United Nations

Students hailed from Science Park high school, Gottesman RTW Academy (formally Hebrew Academy of Morris County) and Fairleigh Dickinson University (Nursing School). They listened to speakers, exchanged thoughts during the morning briefing, then explored the halls of the United Nations in the afternoon.


SGAP presents customized event for 

People to People Delegation 


 Over 50 studens and parents filled Lenfell Hall at Fairleigh Dickinson University, Madison, New Jersery to listen to panel experts discuss the local and global issues of Modern-Day Slavery. 


Panelists included Kathy Friess, Human Trafficking Program Coordinator - Division of Criminal JusticeAlexis Krieger,Victim Specialist/FBI Newark, NJ; and, Dan Papa, Teacher of Social Studies/Jefferson Twp. High School and advisor to PROJECT STAY GOLD (student movement to abolish modern-day slavery). 


Next, students from 25 different schools formed teams to create awareness campaigns. Each campaign was designed to alert fellow middle and high school students about the facts and warning signs of human trafficking in their communities. Students presented each campaign's content as posters, FaceBook pages or tweets.


Finally, students and parents toured the United Nations, then participated in a Q&A session with the First Secretary of Press and Public Relations, Alexander Eberl at the Permanent Mission of Germany to the United Nations.