April 19, 2011 // 3:00pm — 5:00pm
The Population Council's John Townsend moderates a discussion on improving maternal health care in urban slums as part of the 2011 Maternal Health Dialogue Series.
April 14, 2011 // 2:00pm — 3:30pm
Peter Huber, Senior Fellow, Manhattan Institute; Max Parness, Energy Fellow and Switzer Fellow, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Kent Hughes, Director, Program on America and the Global Economy
April 07, 2011 // 3:00pm — 5:00pm
Rural communities in developing countries understand that high population growth rates, poor health, and environmental degradation are connected, said Population Action International's Roger-Mark De Souza. An integrated approach to development – one that combines population, health, and environment (PHE) programs – is a "cost-effective intervention that we can do very easily, that responds to community needs, that will have a huge impact that's felt within a short period of time," said De Souza, who was joined by three other experts to discuss how to improve current efforts to expand the PHE approach.
April 06, 2011 // 3:00pm — 5:00pm
Paul Born, Co-Founder and Director, Tamarack - an Institute for Community Engagement, Ontario, Canada; Dr. Frederick Burkle, Senior Public Policy Scholar, Woodrow Wilson Center, and Senior Fellow & Scientist, Harvard Humanitarian Initiative, Harvard School of Public Health; Leonard Doyle
April 06, 2011 // 12:00pm — 1:15pm
Whether the result of nature, war, or human error, disasters prompt large-scale responses by governments and NGOs. Millions of dollars are poured into affected regions, and yet death rates continue to rise and whole populations lack adequate shelter, sanitation, or access to health services. The panelists discussed their experience dealing with these challenges and examined the U.S. response to disasters worldwide.
April 01, 2011 // 12:00pm — 2:00pm
According to the latest projections, the global population will hit the seven billion mark later this year and perhaps nine billion by 2050. Yet, while the global population is growing, it is also aging, due to falling fertility rates and longer life expectancies.
March 30, 2011 // 3:00pm — 5:00pm
Michael Mbizvo, director of the Department of Reproductive Health and Research at the WHO, discusses ways to ensure universal access to family planning services for sub-Saharan Africa.To talk about this difficult question and present research and programmatic evidence for sub-Saharan Africa, Mbizvo was joined by panelists; Fred Makumbi, Oladosu Ojengbede, and Frank Taulo.
March 30, 2011 // 9:30am — 11:30am
A discussion on how to preserve and bring the Mata Atlântica back from the brink of destruction.
March 29, 2011 // 8:00am — 1:00pm
A group of American and Middle Eastern businesswomen discussed their common challenges and rewards in running their own companies and the resources available for women entrepreneurs.
March 28, 2011 // 3:00pm — 5:00pm
Lisa Gaylord, director of program development at the Wildlife Conservation Society; Matthew Erdman, program coordinator for the Population-Health-Environment Program at Blue Ventures Conservation; and Kristen Patterson, senior program officer at The Nature Conservancy, discussed the challenges and outcomes of past and future integrated population, health, and environment (PHE) programs in Madagascar.