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 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.