YANA Panel: Global Health & New Ways of Working in Africa

New Ways of Working: Delivering Health Services to Forcibly Displaced People in Africa

Please join us for a collaborative discussion of ‘new ways of working.’ Three practitioners with direct experience working with refugees in Africa will talk about programs currently in place, new opportunities for collaboration, and ways that Yale alumni can make a difference.

Full Event Description

Monday, September 16 | 5:00 PM — 7:30 PM EDT
5:00 p.m. Networking Reception; 5:30 p.m. Panel Discussion & Q&A

Dwight Hall Library**
Yale Old Campus
67 High Street
New Haven, CT 06511


LaRon Nelson, Associate Dean for Global Health and Equity at the Yale School of Nursing, will moderate the event. He is a leading expert in implementation science and HIV prevention within African and African diaspora communities.

Our three speakers are practitioners with experience working with NGO’s and government agencies:

  • Mick Hirsch, M.Div. ’03 – Executive Director of THRIVEGulu. THRIVE is a trauma recovery organization that provides mental health counseling and economic empowerment programs to Ugandans who survived the Lord’s Resistance Army’s 20+ year insurgency and to South Sudanese refugees forcibly displaced into Northern Uganda.   
  • Myriam GhorbelInternational Affairs and Public Health leader and Advisor to INGOs, governments, community-based organizations, and global agencies with 15 years’ success directing and advising public health program development and management. Extensive field-based experience from MENA and Sub-Saharan Africa.
  • Meghan Gallagher – Save the Children Monitoring and Evaluation Advisor for Maternal, Newborn and Reproductive Health in Emergencies. Save the Children has worked in Africa for more than 30 years, responding to emergencies and providing lifesaving health care and nutrition to children in the poorest and most vulnerable communities throughout the continent.

* * *

This event is FREE and open to the public.


**Go through the High Street gate. Dwight Hall Chapel is behind the statue of Theodore Dwight Woolsey (the statue with the foot that is rubbed). Use the door on the right.

Tell Us Your
YANA Impact Story