Webcast: March 9, 2006featuringDr. Peter Piot, Executive Director of UNAIDS and United States Representative Jim Leach
Webcast: November 5, 2007featuringKamla Gupta, Professor and Head, Department of Migration and Urban Studies, International Institute for Population Sciences; Fred Arnold, Vice President, Macro International; and Sunita Kishor, Senior Gender Specialist, Macro International
A new study released by the Wilson Center's Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies, a project created in partnership with The Pew Charitable Trusts, reveals that while Americans welcome new potential life-saving and -enhancing applications promised by nanotechnology, they voice concern over its potential long-term human health and environmental effects and the ability of government and the private sectors to manage such risks.
On November 2, 2006, the Global Health Initiative and the Africa Program hosted a vibrant roundtable workshop on the health imperatives for Africa and the need for the public and private sectors to cooperate in the provision of health care. This publication includes a list of conclusions and next steps reached by the participants as well as summaries of the three papers commissioned for the meeting on: Africa health trends; improving health efficiencies; and, expanding public-private sector partnerships.
26 February 2008 – WHO releases new survey results on tuberculosis drug resistance. Data shows the highest rates of multidrug-resistant TB to date.
In this Point of View editorial, the Global Health Initiative's Calyn Ostrowski says more investment is needed in the developing world to improve health systems that would, in effect, help reduce maternal mortality.
Webcast: January 24, 2006featuringThomas Merrick, Professor, Department of Global Health, School of Public Health and Health Services, George Washington University; Margaret E. Greene, Interim Chair, Department of Global Health, School of Public Health and Health Services, George Washington University; and Rachel Nugent (Discussant), Director, BRIDGE Project, Population Reference Bureau.