Global Health Events

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Report Launch: Improving Ministry of Health and Ministry of Finance Relationships for Increased Health Funding

June 24, 2009 // 9:00am11:00am
Maternal Health Initiative
Mavis MacCarthy, Executive Director, MCM Associates;Eva Mends, Head, Budget Development Unit, Ministry of Finance, Ghana;Mary Nannono, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Health, Uganda
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Healthy Solutions to Climate Change

June 16, 2009 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
The growing concentration of atmospheric carbon has punctured Earth's climate equilibrium, pushing the planet toward rapid transitions with serious implications for human and ecological health, says Dr. Paul Epstein.

Building Together: Planning and Partnership for Health Care, the Environment, and the Economy

June 03, 2009 // 9:00am10:00am
Canada Institute
Jack Layton, leader of Canada's New Democratic Party, discussed ways for progressive leaders in the United States and Canada to work together to address the major issues facing middle class families across North America.
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Hunger Pains: Pakistan's Food Insecurity

June 03, 2009 // 8:45am4:00pm
Asia Program
Nearly half of Pakistan's population is food insecure, while hunger and malnutrition-related disease are widespread. Conference participants discuss the magnitude and manifestations of Pakistan's food insecurity, identify its possible causes, and consider ways forward.
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Data in Motion: 25 Years of Demographic and Health Surveys

May 26, 2009 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
"Statistics should be the intellectual sidewalks of a society, and people should be able to build businesses and operate on the side of them," says Gapminder Foundation Director Hans Rosling.
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Rebuilding Reproductive Health Systems in Post-Conflict Settings

May 20, 2009 // 12:00pm2:00pm
Maternal Health Initiative
Countries affected by conflict often have high maternal mortality and morbidity rates. Experts discussed the need for evidence-based research for recovery and rebuilding of reproductive health systems in post-conflict settings.
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Seeing Through the Smog: Promoting Sino-U.S. Cooperation on Air Quality, Environmental Health, and Climate Change

May 12, 2009 // 9:00am11:00am
China Environment Forum
China's three decades as the world's fastest growing economy have brought it an unfortunate primacy in two other categories: world's highest annual incidence of premature deaths triggered by air pollution and greatest emitter of carbon dioxide.
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Water: A Conversation With Dean Kamen

May 04, 2009 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Kamen seeks to provide clean water to the 1.1 billion people who lack it with the Slingshot, a washing machine-sized device that uses just 500 watts of electricity to produce 10 gallons of clean water an hour.

Population, Health, and Urbanization

April 30, 2009 // 11:30am12:30pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
A quarter of the global disease burden can be attributed to environment and health dynamics, including unsafe water, unsanitary disposal, and indoor air pollution. Experts discuss links between population, health, and the environment.
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Health, Cities, and the Post-Conflict Environment

April 24, 2009 // 3:00pm4:30pm
Urban Sustainability Laboratory
Frederick Burkle of the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative and Dan Monk of Colgate University join the Wilson Center's Geoff Dabelko and Blair Ruble for this panel.

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