Global Health Events

Webcast

Public Health Democracy: U.S. and Global Health Disparities in Breast Cancer

April 02, 2008 // 2:00pm4:00pm
Maternal Health Initiative
Dr. Doris Browne, Program Director of the Breast and Gynecologic Cancer Research Group, Division of Cancer Prevention, National Cancer Institute; Dr. Peter Greenwald, Director of the Division of Cancer Prevention, National Cancer Institute; Dr. Lucile Adams-Campbell, Director of the Howard University Cancer Center, and Professor of Medicine

Gender Based Violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) - Causes and Consequences.

April 02, 2008 // 9:30am11:00am
Africa Program
Gender-based violence is perhaps nowhere more prevalent than in the war-torn eastern provinces of the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Environmental Film Festival Screening: Arid Lands

March 14, 2008 // 12:00pm2:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
The film offers a look at the impacts of the Hanford nuclear site on the land and people of the Columbia River basin. Home to two-thirds of the United States' high-level nuclear waste, the Hanford site is the focus of the largest environmental cleanup in history.
Webcast

Population-Health-Environment Programs: Assessing the Past, Planning the Future

March 13, 2008 // 12:00pm2:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Systematic assessments of development programs are critical in identifying and expanding best practices and minimizing unsuccessful approaches. Panelists present the results of their assessments of PHE programs.
Webcast

Reducing Maternal Mortality in Developing Countries

March 12, 2008 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Maternal Health Initiative
Wendy Graham, Immpact Principal Investigator, and Professor of Obstetric Epidemiology, University of Aberdeen; Dr. Julia Hussein, Ipact Scientific Director, and Immpact Senior Research Fellow; Cynthia Stanton, Immpact Researcher, and Assistant Professor, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health; Sophie Witter, Immpact/Ipact Health Economist
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Global Epidemics: The Contribution of Work

March 05, 2008 // 2:00pm4:00pm
Maternal Health Initiative
Peter Schnall, Professor of Medicine, University of California at Irvine, and Director, Center for Social Epidemiology; Paul Landsbergis, Associate Professor of Community and Preventive Medicine, Mount Sinai School of Medicine; Marnie Dobson, Associate Director, Center for Social Epidemiology, and Research Associate, Center for Occupational and Environmental Health at University of California, Irvine; Ellen Rosskam, Southeast Europe Policy Scholar, Woodrow Wilson Center; Josh Bivens, Economist, Economic Policy Institute
Webcast

Future Shock: How Environmental Change and Human Impact Are Changing the Global Map

March 04, 2008 // 9:00am10:30am
Environmental Change and Security Program
Four expert speakers examine the security threats posed by global phenomena including migration, demographic change, water scarcity, and environmental degradation, seeking to shed light on the causes of certain conflicts and help governments prevent domestic and regional upheaval.
Webcast

Population and Climate Change: Relationships, Research, and Responses

February 20, 2008 // 11:00am1:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Larger populations tend to produce higher total levels of emissions, but other factors—including urbanization, technology, and population age structure—can affect a large population's emissions output, says NCAR's Brian O'Neill.

Human Population and Demographics: Can Stabilizing Population Help Stabilize Climate?

January 17, 2008 // 12:30pm4:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
ECSP's breakout session at the National Council for Science and the Environment's (NCSE) 2008 National Conference explores how programs to improve reproductive health, family planning, natural resource management, and sustainable livelihoods can help mitigate climate change.
Webcast

U.S. Launch: Lancet Series on Maternal and Child Undernutrition

January 16, 2008 // 9:00am10:30am
Maternal Health Initiative
The health effects of undernutrition are responsible for more than one-third of childhood deaths and 11 percent of the world's disease burden. The findings of The Lancet's new series on maternal and child undernutrition are presented.

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