October 31, 2007 // 11:00am — 12:00pm
A Director's Forum with Michael O. Leavitt, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; and Member of the Wilson Center's Board of Trustees
Book Discussion - Differential Diagnoses: A Comparative History of Health Care Problems and Solutions in the United States and France
October 18, 2007 // 4:00pm — 5:30pm
With Paul V. Dutton, Associate Professor of History at Northern Arizona University. Commentator: Kimberly J. Morgan, Assistant Professor of Political Science and International Affairs at The George Washington University
Strengthening Relationships To Defeat Hidden Hunger: The Importance of Government and Private Sector Cooperation
October 16, 2007 // 12:00pm — 2:00pm
Tamara Bekefi, Independent Consultant, and Michael D. Jarvis, Private Sector Development Specialist, World Bank Institute
October 03, 2007 // 10:00am — 11:30am
A Director's Forum with Robin Cook, physician, bestselling author, and Member of the Wilson Center's Board of Trustees; James Morone, Professor of Political Science and Urban Studies, Brown University; Michael Cannon, Director of Health Policy Studies, Cato Institute; and Paul Seltman, Counsel, Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
September 20, 2007 // 10:00am — 11:30am
U.S. leadership "has truly transformed the global response to AIDS and the course of the epidemic," says Dr. Peter Piot, UNAIDS Executive Director and Under Secretary-General of the United Nations.
September 12, 2007 // 2:00pm — 5:00pm
A report that grew out of hearings held by the UK Parliament concludes that it will be difficult or impossible to achieve the MDGs with the current rate of population growth in the world's poorest countries.
Water and Sanitation for the Urban Poor: The Orangi Pilot Project in Karachi, Pakistan and Density & Urban Form in Dakar, Senegal
September 07, 2007 // 9:00am — 11:30am
According to the United Nations, over one billion people lack access to clean water and over two billion have no access to sanitation, the primary cause of diseases like cholera that take the lives of more than 6,000 children in poor countries every day.
July 24, 2007 // 12:00pm — 2:00pm
It is expected that 62 percent of all new multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) cases will be concentrated in Russia, China, and India, according to Dr. Salmaan Keshavjee.
June 27, 2007 // 3:30pm — 5:00pm
Is urbanization really bad?, asks George Martine, lead author of the UN Population Fund's recent report.
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.