The 10th Annual Dorothy L. Powell Global Health Lecture

The secretary general of the World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for the Global Network will serve as the keynote presenter at the 10th Annual Dorothy L. Powell Global Health Lecture on Wednesday, October 25.

Sponsored by the Duke University School of Nursing (DUSON) Office of Global and Community Health Initiatives, the lecture will feature John Patrick Daly, RN, PhD, HonDNursing, FACN, FAAN, who’s topic will be “The Role of the World Health Organization (WHO) in Advancing Global Health. Daly’s presentation will be held at 4:30 p.m. at the Mary Duke Biddle Trent Semans Center.

Currently the dean of the Faculty of Health and head of the University of Technology – Sydney World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Nursing, Midwifery and Health Development. Daly is an active professional and academic leader, educator, administrator, consultant, researcher, author and editor.

He has published widely on leadership in nursing and health, nursing education, cardiovascular health, role transition in nursing, aged care, cross-cultural nursing and nursing workforce issues. He has served on many committees and working parties over many years with local, national and international organizations including the Health-Science Alliance, World Health Organization, Sigma Theta Tau International, and the International Network for Doctoral Education in Nursing.

Daly continues to play an active leadership role in academic publishing having been appointed to the position of editor-in-chief of the Journal of Nursing Management (Wiley, Oxford) in 2014. In 2016, he was awarded the honorary degree of Doctor of Nursing by Oxford Brookes University in the United Kingdom for his outstanding contribution to the pursuit of academic excellence.

In addition to learning about the role of WHO in advancing global health, attendees will learn about the global strategic directions for strengthening nursing and midwifery. As well as, discuss leadership priorities and strategies for nursing to further enhance professional and disciplinary contributions to improving global health.

The lecture is free and open to the public. Registration is required.

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