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Promoting Environmental Sustainability (MDG 7)

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The preparations for Rio+20 have highlighted seven areas which need priority attention; these include decent jobs, energy, sustainable cities, food security and sustainable agriculture, water, oceans and disaster readiness.
 
THIS WEEK’S  TOPIC  focuses on Rio Plus 20.

 
SPECIAL GUEST: DR.:CATHEY FALVO Cathey Eisner Falvo, president of the International Society of Doctors for the Environment for 2011-2013
 
Cathey Eisner Falvo, president of the International Society of Doctors for the Environment for 2011-2013, is a physician who trained in pediatrics and preventive medicine/public health. She was the pediatrician for a neighborhood health center as well as professor and chair of public health and professor of pediatrics at New York Medical College School of Public Health before resigning in 2005.  She has been associated with Physicians for Social Responsibility U.S.A. since 1983; has been on the Board of Directors and is its representative to the International Society of Doctors for the Environment as well as at the United Nations. She has worked in Nicaragua, Haiti and Vietnam both as a pediatrician and public health expert at various times since 1985 and made working trips to Albania, Algeria, Argentina and Columbia.
 
She received her medical degree from State University of New York Upstate Medical Center at Syracuse then trained in Pediatrics at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children in Philadelphia and Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City. Her public health degree (epidemiology) was from Columbia University School of Public Health. She served as a general medical officer and director of community health in the U.S. Public Health Service Indian Health Service on the Turtle Mountain Reservation in North Dakota.

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