May 10, 2007 // 3:00pm — 5:00pm
Panelists discuss the rapid state of urbanization and the health status of the urban poor in Asia and, specifically, in India, where the urban population is projected to expand from 328 to 550 million by 2026, and the urban poor are currently estimated at between 80 and 100 million.
April 26, 2007 // 8:30am — 1:00pm
The Woodrow Wilson Center International Center for Scholars and the Inter-American Foundation are pleased to present a half-day conference to share perspectives, experiences, and lessons regarding the best ways to promote gender equity and increase development effectiveness
April 10, 2007 // 9:00am — 11:00am
Environmental degradation and communicable disease, perhaps surprisingly, rank among China's top risks. China's successful economic reforms have, in great part, been built on environmental destruction and growing social inequalities.
April 04, 2007 // 9:00am — 12:45pm
The Global Health Initiative and the Division of United States Studies are pleased to present a half-day conference on disparities in health status in the United States.
March 21, 2007 // 12:00pm — 2:00pm
For the eighth year in a row, the China Environment Forum hosts a screening of a film in the Environmental Film Festival in the Nation's Capital. This year's film—The Blood of Yingzhou District—won best documentary short subject at the 2007 Academy Awards® for its portrayal of HIV/AIDS orphans in China.
February 28, 2007 // 11:00am — 1:00pm
Pablo Gottret, Senior Health Economist, World Bank; Marty Makinen, Vice-President, International Health, Abt Associates; and Hugh Waters, Assistant Professor, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
February 27, 2007 // 11:00am — 1:00pm
Andrew Maynard, Chief Scientist, Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies;Piotr Grodzinski, Director, Nanotechnology for Cancer Programs, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health;Dr. Peter A. Singer, Senior Scientist, McLaughlin Rotman Centre, University Health Network; Professor, University of Toronto; and Distinguished Investigator, Canadian Institutes of Health Research; and Jeff Spieler, (Moderator) Division Chief, Research, Technology, and Utilization Division, Office of Population and Reproductive Health, U.S. Agency for International Development
January 23, 2007 // 8:00am — 10:30am
Gordon McGranahan emphasizes the importance of local and community engagement in the provision of water and sanitation services for the urban poor.
January 17, 2007 // 11:00am — 1:00pm
Richard Skolnik of Population Reference Bureau, Lori Hunter of the University of Colorado at Boulder, and World Wildlife Fund's Judy Oglethorpe discuss the impact of HIV/AIDS, and call for multi-sectoral approaches to tackling the disease.
December 05, 2006 // 2:00pm — 3:30pm
A briefing on recent developments in Swaziland. Panelists will discuss a wide range of social and economic challenges currently facing Swaziland, namely its economic growth, the prevalence of HIV/AIDS, and the government's handling of opposition parties.