Libyan Women’s Health Advocate Explores Human Rights in a War-torn Country
MEDIA CONTACT: KAREN TEBER (KM463@GEORGETOWN.EDU)
WASHINGTON (April 13, 2015) —Dr. Laila Bugaighis, Distinguished Visitor at the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law at Georgetown Law, explores the state of women’s health and healthcare rights in Libya during a special lecture, on Thursday, April 16 at 4:00pm at the Georgetown Law.
The lecture is sponsored by Georgetown Law’s O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law, Human Rights Institute, and International Women’s Human Rights Clinic.
“The State of Healthcare and Women’s Rights in Libya” special lecture with Dr. Laila Bugaighis
Working for the last four years as CEO and deputy director general of the Benghazi Medical Center, one of Libya’s two biggest tertiary healthcare centers, Laila Bugaighis, MBChB, MDI, MRCOG, is one of a few women executive leaders working in the public healthcare sector in Libya.
Bugaighis is a member of the Scientific Committee for Reproductive Health of Libya. She is founder of the National Protection Against Violence Committee in Libya, which has now been incorporated into the Ministry of Health. Also, she is co-founder of Al Tawafuk Al Watani , a political NGO working to raise awareness about democracy, inclusivity, social justice, human rights and cultural reform.
Bugaighis is a Distinguished Visitor at the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law.
Thursday, April 16 2015; 4 to 5:30 pm
Georgetown University Law Center
550 First Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20001
About the O’Neill Institute
The O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law at Georgetown University was established in 2007 through the generous philanthropy of Linda and Timothy O’Neill to respond to the need for innovative solutions to the most pressing national and international health concerns. Housed at Georgetown University Law Center in Washington D.C., the O’Neill Institute reflects the importance of public and private law in health policy analysis. The O’Neill Institute draws upon the University’s considerable intellectual resources, including the School of Nursing & Health Studies, School of Medicine, the Public Policy Institute, and the Kennedy Institute of Ethics.