Global health expert scheduled to speak April 10

Release Date: 4/1/2011

Clarksville, Ark. --- Humanitarian and global health expert Dr. David Walton will speak at University of the Ozarks at 3 p.m., Sunday, April 10, as part of the university's 2010-2011 Walton Arts & Ideas Series.

Dr. David Walton

Dr. David Walton will be speaking at Ozarks on April 10 as part of the university's Walton Arts and Ideas Series.

Walton is a senior resident in internal medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. He is also one of two Global Health Equity residents, spending half of his time in Haiti. His work in Haiti has garnered much publicity for his efforts to bring attention to the travails of those less fortunate. For many years he has provided to the people of Haiti primary healthcare, HIV prevention and treatment options, tuberculosis treatment, and treatment for numerous other illnesses and diseases. In Haiti, Walton works directly with Dr. Paul Farmer and the group Partners In Health, whose mission is to “provide a preferential option for the poor in health care.”

Walton will share his experiences working with the poor in Boston and in Haiti where he treats and prevents diseases most common in impoverished communities. His humanitarian work has helped to shift public perspective on a variety of health issues.

Tickets for the event are $10 each and can be purchased at the box office on the day of the event. For more information, please contact the university at 479-979-1346.