Healthcare Around the World
November 9-24, 2009
Dr. David Fleming, Director of Public Health, Seattle & King County, kicked off a four-part series at Shoreline Community College which explored health-care issues around the world.
Fleming has served as Deputy Director of the Center for Disease Control and directed the Gates Foundation's Global Health Strategies Program. Prior to Fleming's comments, there was a showing of the Frontline documentary, -Sick Around the World,"? which looks at health care in five other capitalist democracies: the United Kingdom, Japan, Germany, Taiwan and Switzerland.
On November 10, Ian Parker, Canadian free-lance journalist who worked for the Romanow Commission of the Future of Health Care in Canada, spoke on Canada's Health Care System.
On November 17, Daniel Liao, Director General of the Taipei Economic and Culture Office in Seattle, spoke on Taiwan's Health Care System. Liao has held numerous positions with the Taipei government in Taipei, the U.S. and other countries.
On November 24, Kim Nesselquist, Honorary Consul General in Seattle spoke on Norway's Health Care System. Nesselquist has been Deputy Minister for Health and Social Services in Oslo among other posts in Norway and the U.S.