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#Garbage Crises and Health Hazards
Posted 05/03/2016 08:29AM

Dr. Abdel Rahman Bizri, a proud father of Jalal and an IC alumnus himself, volunteered to share his expertise in infectious diseases at AUBMC with grade six students in Ras Beirut who are currently learning about disease microbes. Not only did Dr. Bizri’s lecture help students to think across disciplines of microbiology, geography, environment and public health, but it also taught them how to take care of their health and well-being in a world haunted by many health threats as Zika, Ebola, Malaria in the wake of open dumping of garbage. The highlight of the lecture was Ben Franklin’s advice: “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure”. After the talk, grade six students commented: “I learned how to cough into my elbow to prevent the spread of my germs”. “It never occurred to me that climate change could increase the spread of infectious diseases”. Dr. Bizri congratulated Mrs. Kibbi on “students that revealed a very good level of knowledge and maturity.”

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