Checking the pulse of the world’s health

Dr. Jeff Heck will be the World Affairs Council Lecture presenter at UNCA tonight (Monday, Dec. 1) speaking on the topic, “The State of the World’s Health: The Diagnosis, Treatment and Prognosis from a Doctor’s Perspective.” Heck, who is a professor of family medicine at the University of North Carolina, is the founder and executive director of Shoulder to Shoulder, a nonprofit organization that networks 13 academic health centers with poor rural communities in Honduras, Ecuador and Tanzania.

The World Affairs Council of Western North Carolina, which recently celebrated its 20th anniversary, is a local nonprofit dedicated to providing programs concerning topics of current urgency in the world. It is a member of the World Affairs Councils of America. Tonight’s program includes refreshments at 7 p.m. and lecture at 7:30 p.m. in the Owen Conference Center. For additional information, call 251-6634.

Nelda Holder, associate editor

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