According to the World Health Organization (WHO), approximately 800 women die daily from preventable causes related to pregnancy and childbirth. Almost all of these deaths occur in developing countries, with higher rates for women living in rural areas and among poorer communities.
Conference papers from a half-day discussion of the factors behind U.S. disparities in health status
Webcast: February 28, 2007featuringPablo 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
A discussion with Richard Sezibera, Ambassador of Rwanda to the United States, Kenneth Behring, businessman and private philanthropist and Christine Warnke, government affairs advisor for the law firm Hogan & Hartson.
MAY 2006--President Putin Promotes Incentives To Bolster Population
JANUARY 2008 - Dr. Peter Piot, UNAIDS Executive Director, discusses international efforts to combat the AIDS epidemic over the next 20 years.
August 2008 – New UNAIDS report presents HIV/AIDS data on 147 countries, the "most comprehensive review of the epidemic to date."
Webcast: April 14, 2006featuringDr. Kenneth Cooper, Founder, President, and CEO-—Cooper Aerobics Center
Webcast: February 27, 2007featuringAndrew 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