April 11, 2006 // 3:00pm — 5:30pm
Avian flu's global spread, coupled with its high human fatality rate, has catapulted the virus to the top of the public health agenda. Public-private partnerships have the potential to merge industry expertise, public interest, and financing for the effective delivery of services, drugs, and resources to the people and communities in need.
April 03, 2006 // 3:00pm — 5:00pm
Drawing on literature and interviews with young men in Botswana, Nigeria, South Africa, and Uganda, a new World Bank report co-authored by Gary Barker examines the construction of masculinity in sub-Saharan Africa and its links to HIV/AIDS, conflict, and violence, including gender-based violence.
March 31, 2006 // 10:00am — 11:00am
with James Reston Jr., author and Woodrow Wilson Center Senior Scholar and commentator Walter Reich, Yitzhak Rabin Memorial Professor of International Affairs, George Washington University and Wilson Center Senior Scholar
March 19, 2006 // 11:00pm
Biotechnology Innovations in a Developing Country: Brazilian Research and Development to Help the World's Poor
March 13, 2006 // 2:00pm — 4:00pm
Brazil has made tremendous advances in the field of biotechnology despite its status as a developing country. It has taken advantage of its public-sector infrastructure and low-cost production to invest in health research and development, creating and patenting new vaccines, technologies, and health services to combat diseases that primarily affect the poor.
March 09, 2006 // 12:30pm — 2:00pm
Dr. Peter Piot and U.S. Representative Jim Leach (R-IA) speak at a Wilson Center Director's Forum about the long-term agenda for fighting HIV/AIDS.
March 06, 2006 // 2:00pm — 4:00pm
Ethiopia's runaway population growth and declining natural resources are undermining the country's health systems and development, says Sahlu Haile.
February 27, 2006 // 11:00am — 12:00pm
Michele Rivkin-Fish, Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of Kentucky
February 01, 2006 // 12:00pm — 2:00pm
Akin L. Mabogunje, Chairman of the Presidential Technical Board of the Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria, presents a paper entitled "Global Urban Poverty Research Agenda: The African Case" at a seminar organized by the Comparative Urban Studies Project.
January 24, 2006 // 11:00am — 1:00pm
Experts discuss the limitations of existing research—and the promise held by other methods—to assess the affects of reproductive health on poverty reduction, as described in Margaret Greene and Thomas Merrick's World Bank paper.