Nicholas Comninellis, MD, MPH, DIMPH

My special passion is equipping healthcare professionals with vision and skills to serve the world's most forgotten people.

In Person Virtual

Fighting the Diseases of Poverty

  • Breakout Session
  • Main Building ED 210/212
  • November 10 2023 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • P, PA, NP, D

Poverty and health are closely associated. The nations of poverty host lowest life expectancy, greatest child mortality, and highest preventable deaths. Three interventions are especially effective. First, promotion of broad-based economic development which usually enhances health infrastructure. Second, mitigation of military conflict, which especially afflicts those most vulnerable. Third, deployment of specific interventions that have proven particularly effective against the leading diseases of poverty.