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ISC and its partners organised the 9th edition of the Science Summit around the 78th United Nations General Assembly (UNGA78) on 12-29 September 2023.
The role and contribution of science to attaining the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will be the central theme of the Summit. The objective is to develop and launch science collaborations to demonstrate global science mechanisms and activities to support the attainment of the UN SDGs, Agenda 2030 and Local2030. The meeting will also prepare input for the United Nations Summit of the Future, which will take place during UNGA79 beginning on 12 September 2024.
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Emeka Iloegbu

World Federation of Public Health Associations
NY Representative
Emeka Iloegbu, MSc, MPH, CLS(ASCP), is a public health scientist specializing in Clinical Microbiology and Hematology. With over 15 years of expertise, he has actively contributed to health emergency responses, including H1N1 flu virus, MERS-CoV, Zika, Ebola, COVID-19, and Monkey Pox (MPX). His current practice and research areas encompass implementation science, humanitarian aid, human rights law, community-based surveillance, and quality interventions in response to emerging disease threats. During his previous role as a Quality Management Officer at the Public Health Laboratory within the NYCDOHMH, Emeka played a pivotal role in ensuring the quality of laboratory operations for the Department of Homeland Security's BioWatch Program for Select Agents. Notably, from 2017 to 2020, he served as a Public Health first responder at the US/Mexico border. In this capacity, he conducted needs assessments, implemented program planning, and managed a community health worker initiative in immigrant and migrant worker communities. Emeka's current role as the United Nations ECOSOC and WHO NY representative for the World Federation of Public Health Associations, headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, involves active participation in the global discourse on pandemic preparedness, prevention, and response. He engages in interagency dialogues and cooperates with United Nations agencies and civil society organizations to ensure the integration of quality frameworks, refugee/migrant groups, and community participatory models. Furthermore, he serves as a Research Translation Fellow at Market Access Africa, contributing to designing and implementing client projects focused on laboratory diagnostics and strengthening health systems. As the Team Leader of the NYU GPH ISEE Lab Section on Advancing Evidence-Based Interventions to Improve Outcomes for People Living with HIV/AIDS, Emeka is dedicated to developing quality research to enhance global health practices, alleviate suffering, and empower vulnerable populations.
Tuesday, September 12

2:00pm EDT

Wednesday, September 13

8:45am EDT

Thursday, September 14

8:25am EDT

Friday, September 15

10:00am EDT

Wednesday, September 20

11:00am EDT

Monday, September 25

9:00am EDT

2:00pm EDT

Tuesday, September 26

8:00am EDT