Landmine Activist, Alison Bock Speaks at Global Health Day…PSALM/WVCBL Raise Awareness


MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Landmines and cluster munitions continue to kill civilians even after a conflict ends. The biggest victims of landmines are children, according to the United Nations Children’s Fund, UNICEF. 

The Global Health Program at West Virginia University hosted landmine activist Alison Bock of Landmines Blow! and PSALM/WVCBL students for its annual Global Health Day event on Nov. 16th. 2009. In 2003, Bock founded Landmines Blow!, a nongovernmental organization created to raise awareness of landmines and their impact on civilians. Bock speaks and writes about landmines and cluster munitions, the global water crisis, refugees, the empowerment of women, peace and other subjects.

PSALm global health day WVU

PSALM/WVCBL students made presentations and set up an information table to raise awareness about the devastation caused by landmines and cluster munitions to children the world over.

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About the Global Health Program at West Virginia University

The Global Health Program at WVU was established in 1991 as an interdisciplinary program at the Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center. It is a student-centered program composed of faculty, students and staff who work to promote the education of students and healthcare professionals in global health.