Elmhurst Hospital’s Global Health Institute is slated to serve more than 300 United Nations physicians, nurses, paramedics, and other health care workers in countries from around the world in a webinar series for the United Nations Medical Services Division as part of the agency’s Continuous Medical Education program.

    The Institute’s Director Dr. Joseph Masci, a well-known infectious disease expert, will host the webinar. The hospital, a division of the city’s public Health + Hospitals system is at 79-01 Broadway in Elmhurst.

    “I am honored to have been selected by the United Nations to host these webinars, which provide a fantastic opportunity to expand our outreach to a global audience of health care providers and present education about the latest disease trends,” said Dr. Masci, who recently hosted the series debut, with a webinar about Lassa fever and its devastating impact on Nigeria and other parts of West Africa.

    “The webinars allow UN health care providers in the most remote and resource-poor locations to enhance their clinical skills, promote patient safety, and improve patient outcomes,” he added.

    An additional two webinars in the series will be held this month, focusing on malaria and dengue fever. A webinar focusing on HIV/AIDS will be held in June.

    “Under Dr. Masci’s leadership and expertise, the Global Health Institute at NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst is greatly advancing global understanding of public health issues,” said Israel Rocha, Jr., chief executive officer of NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst and vice president of OneCity Health. “I am extremely proud of the work the Institute is doing and look forward to future collaborations with the United Nations Medical Services Division and other health care organizations.”

    The Global Health Institute at NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst, which launched in 2017, is dedicated to developing innovative care protocols to treat global health conditions in response to disease trends experienced globally and reflected locally, by the hospital’s diverse community.

    The Institute serves as a resource for the local community by partnering with other providers, business owners, and community stakeholders to gain a better understanding of local health concerns and how they can be addressed.

    To learn more about the Global Health Institute at NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst, visit http://www.nychealthandhospitals.org/elmhurst/globalhealthinstitute/ or call 718-334-3446

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