Global Health Events

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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.

"EPIDEMIC: Tuberculosis in the South African Gold Mining Community"

March 20, 2009 // 4:00pm6:00pm
Maternal Health Initiative
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Population, Health, and Environment in Nepal

March 19, 2009 // 12:00pm2:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
To protect endangered Bengal tigers in Nepal, WWF seeks to simultaneously protect the ecosystem and support sustainable livelihoods in the Terai Arc Landscape, a biodiverse region that spans the India-Nepal border.
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Report Launch: Making the Case for U.S. International Family Planning Assistance

March 17, 2009 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
"We know how to do family planning, we know what it costs, and we know that it works," says Joseph Speidel of the University of California, San Francisco, but the missing element is political will.

Conservation, Health and Development: Connecting Science and Practice

March 10, 2009 // 3:00pm4:30pm
Wilson Center on the Hill
To save the planet, Jane Goodall stresses the importance of finding a solution to abject poverty and rapid population growth. Greater integration of projects can benefit health, conservation, and poverty alleviation at the same time.
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Global Health Spending: Why Maternal Health Is Not a Political Priority

March 04, 2009 // 11:00am1:00pm
Maternal Health Initiative
Jeremy Shiffman, Associate Professor of Public Administration, The Campbell Public Affairs Institute Maxwell School, Syracuse University; Ann M. Starrs, President, Family Care International
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Book Discussion: Sex and War: How Biology Explains War and Offers a Path to Peace

February 11, 2009 // 2:00pm4:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
"The ultimate weapon of mass destruction—and perhaps of economic destruction—is the testosterone molecule," quips Malcolm Potts at a discussion of his book, Sex and War.
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Report Launch: The World's Water 2008-2009: The Biennial Report on Freshwater Resources

February 04, 2009 // 2:00pm4:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Bringing clean water and improved sanitation to the billions who lack them is not a question of money or technology, "it's a question of governance, of commitment, will—all of those things. And that, in many ways, is the worst part of the world's water crisis," says Peter Gleick.

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