Tulane To Help Iraqi University Develop A School Of Public Health

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Tulane University officials signed an agreement Wednesday to help leaders at an Iraqi university develop what will be that country's only school of public health. There is no schedule yet for completing the school at the University of Wasit in Al Kut City, said Dr. Pierre Buekens, dean of Tulane's School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine.

"It's the beginning of the process," he said.

The two universities came together because Dr. Hussam Hameed, an associate professor at the University of Wasit's medical school, attended Tulane's School of Public Health on a Humphrey fellowship, Buekens said.

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