“In opposition to the recent policies of the US administration we raise our voices, as physicians and health workers, on behalf of all those who are targeted by these unjust orders, not only in protest, but in clear and resounding affirmation of our own values, ones that we will not sacrifice or abandon, not now, not ever.”
A physician specializing in child health in developing countries, Dr. Ronald Waldman began his career with the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Global Smallpox Eradication Program in Bangladesh. He subsequently worked at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for more than 20 years where, among other assignments, he directed technical support activities for the Combating Childhood Communicable Diseases Project. In the 1980s and 1990s he and his colleagues at the CDC published a series of studies on the epidemiology of refugee health and provided public health assistance in many international humanitarian crises.
Dr. Waldman was the coordinator of the Task Force on Cholera Control at WHO and the technical director of the USAID-funded child survival BASICS Project, and has worked in complex emergencies in Somalia, Rwanda, Bosnia, Albania, Democratic Republic of Congo, Afghanistan and, most recently, Iraq. Dr. Waldman was the founder and former director of the Program on Forced Migration and Health at the Mailman School of Public Health of Columbia University.
Dr. Waldman received an MD at the university of Geneva, and a Masters in Public Health at Johns Hopkins University.