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Regina Rigatto Witt – Profile

Dr. Regina Rigatto Witt is an Associate Professor at the Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, School of Nursing in Brazil. She has coordinated the Project on Health Legacy Planning in the host city of Porto Alegre for the 2014 World Cup and was a Visiting Scholar at Flinders University and the WHO Collaborating Center for Mass Gatherings and High Consequence/High Visibility Events.

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Webinar Title: Legacy Planning for the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Olympic Games in Brazil

Presentation Abstract:

There is an emerging interest in the need to demonstrate a sustainable health legacy from mass gatherings investments. The World Cup and the Olympic Games were opportunities for the Brazilian government to develop a specific policy regarding Mass Gatherings. This seminar will provide an overview of the process developed to identify, classify, and evaluate legacy of healthcare planning in the host city of Porto Alegre for the World Cup 2014.

The webinar will discuss examples from the literature on how this development allowed the government to assess and evaluate the available resources to provide crucial support, and build capacity for future events, such as the 2016 Olympic Games.

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