Tamer Farag currently serves as Assistant Director for Strategic Analytics at the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation. His portfolio includes childhood mortality and infectious disease surveillance in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. In his travels, he works with local officials to determine causes of child deaths and to design appropriate interventions. With more than twenty years of experience in strategy and implementation, he has developed and led two of the largest Gates Foundation grants: the pathology-based Child Health, and Mortality Prevention Surveillance (CHAMPS) network and the Countrywide Mortality Surveillance for Action (COMSA) initiative. He also coordinated the Global Enteric Multicenter Study (GEMS), the world's largest infectious disease research study.
Disease Surveillance for Global Child Health [October 26, 2016; video]
Fall 2016 Theme: Well-being
The qualitative (and subjective) state of "well-being" gains increasing importance as we move beyond simple survival. Individuals with higher perceived levels of well-being report feeling healthy, socially engaged, and satisfied with their lives; societies structured to promote well-being are likelier to have a flourishing citizenry. What personal, social, community, physical, and environmental contexts best nurture not only the health of human beings, but of all creatures?