In developing countries, more than 500,000 women die of pregnancy-related complications each year, yet most of these deaths can be prevented with improved medical care. The Wilson Center's Global Health Initiative has launched a policy series to discuss, inform, and potentially effect policy on critical issues related to maternal health.
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.
'Delivering Solutions' captures, analyzes, and synthesizes the strategies and recommendations that emerged from the the Woodrow Wilson Center’s 2009-2011 "Advancing Dialogue on Maternal Health" series.
Webcast: September 20, 2007featuringA Director's Forum with U.S. Representative Nita M. Lowey (D-NY), UNAIDS Executive Director Dr. Peter Piot, and USAID Assistant Administrator for Global Health Kent R. Hill
SEPTEMBER 2005--Inaugural Event to Examine Potential Avian Influenza Outbreak
AUGUST 2006--Selected Headlines from the XVI International AIDS Conference
March 2008 – The National Institutes of Health (NIH) establishes new center for genomics and health disparities research.
Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius discusses the historic U.S. health reform effort, saying "The costs of doing nothing are extraordinary." She also discussed global health challenges at the first Board of Trustees dinner of 2010.