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?
- 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
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 Justice; Alexis 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.