Dr. Richard M. Garfield has been appointed by the World Health Organization as the director of the first international office for assessing and responding to humanitarian needs in crisis countries.

Dr. Richard M. Garfield, the Henrik H. Bendixen Clinical Professor of International Nursing in Columbia University's School of Nursing, has been appointed by the World Health Organization as the director of the first international office for assessing and responding to humanitarian needs in crisis countries. Dr. Garfield will spend the next year in Geneva continuing a trajectory of work he initiated several years ago. Dr. Garfield has traveled to Iraq, Afghanistan, Palestine, Indonesia, Nicaragua, Sudan, Cuba, Columbia, Liberia, and the former Republic of Yugoslavia in his efforts to make known the problems facing civilian populations in time of crisis, either natural disasters or war.

Posted: 07/26/2007

 

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