Health officials from the Middle East to visit


Wright State, recognized for its commitment to international relations, is a member of the acclaimed National Council for International Visitors.

Physicians, nurses and health ministry officials from Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates will visit Wright State and the Dayton area to examine efforts to prevent disease and promote community wellness.

The five-member delegation will be in the area May 11 to 15 as part of the State Department’s International Visitor Leadership Program through the Wright State’s Dayton Council of International Visitors. Dayton is one of four U.S. cities chosen for the visit.

The delegation will exchange ideas with government agencies health organizations. The group will also visit a health center as well as schools and community groups active in promoting community wellness.

“Wright State is excited to be part of this important public wellness program,” said Michelle Streeter-Ferrari, director of Wright State’s University Center for International Education and program administrator for the Dayton Council on World Affairs. “The delegation’s goal is to examine efforts that protect citizens from preventable, serious health threats by promoting wellness, disease prevention and preventive health care services.”

The delegation’s agenda includes a meeting with the Wright State University Tobacco Task Force and the Center for Healthy Communities, a community-academic partnership that includes Wright State’s Boonshoft School of Medicine .

The group will also meet with other health officials, Public Health Dayton and Montgomery County, Cassano Health Center and the Boonshoft Museum of Discovery

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