Events

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Rebuilding Reproductive Health Systems in Post-Conflict Settings

May 20, 2009 // 12:00pm2:00pm
Countries affected by conflict often have high maternal mortality and morbidity rates. Experts discussed the need for evidence-based research for recovery and rebuilding of reproductive health systems in post-conflict settings.
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Global Health Spending: Why Maternal Health Is Not a Political Priority

March 04, 2009 // 11:00am1:00pm
Jeremy Shiffman, Associate Professor of Public Administration, The Campbell Public Affairs Institute Maxwell School, Syracuse University; Ann M. Starrs, President, Family Care International
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Dynamics Of Sexual Violence In The Eastern Democratic Republic Of Congo: Perpetrators, Community Response, and Policy Implications

January 15, 2009 // 11:00am1:00pm
Panelists discuss the need for ethical, mixed-methods research to improve policies that protect victims of GBV and punish assailants, as well as empowering survivors.
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Scaling Up Midwives and Traditional Birth Attendants To Reduce Maternal Mortality: Recommendations For Policymakers & Program Managers

December 17, 2008 // 8:00am10:00am
With no real progress towards MDG 5 in 15 years, women continue to perish at an alarming rate and one possible solution is to scale-up traditional birth attendants at birth. Experts discuss progress and remaining challenges.
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Conditional Cash Transfers and the Health Sector

September 25, 2008 // 12:00pm2:00pm
Rogelio Gómez Hermosillo, former National Coordinator, Oportunidades; James Riccio, Director, Low-Wage Workers and Communities Policy Area, MDRC, New York City; Michelle Adato, Senior Research Fellow, International Food Policy Research Institute
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Key Findings from the Liberia Demographic and Health Survey (DHS)

September 17, 2008 // 10:00am12:00pm
Representatives from Macro International offered data collected during a 4-month survey regarding Fertility, Family Planning, Nutrition, HIV/AIDS, Women's Empowerment, Domestic Violence, and Maternal and Child Health and Mortality in Liberia.
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Public Health Management After Natural Disasters

June 17, 2008 // 12:00pm2:00pm
"One of the common themes of all complex emergencies of the last three decades is that the public health and health systems are the first to be destroyed and the last to be recovered," remarks Dr. Frederick Burkle, Senior Fellow at the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative.

Film Screening and Reception: A Walk to Beautiful

May 15, 2008 // 3:00pm6:00pm
The Wilson Center hosts a screening of A Walk to Beautiful, an award-winning documentary about five Ethiopian women who suffer from obstetric fistula and seek treatment at the Addis Ababa Fistula Hospital.
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Public Health Democracy: U.S. and Global Health Disparities in Breast Cancer

April 02, 2008 // 2:00pm4:00pm
Dr. Doris Browne, Program Director of the Breast and Gynecologic Cancer Research Group, Division of Cancer Prevention, National Cancer Institute; Dr. Peter Greenwald, Director of the Division of Cancer Prevention, National Cancer Institute; Dr. Lucile Adams-Campbell, Director of the Howard University Cancer Center, and Professor of Medicine

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Experts & Staff

  • Roger-Mark De Souza // Director of Population, Environmental Security, and Resilience, Wilson Center
  • Sandeep Bathala // Senior Program Associate, Environmental Change and Security Program, Maternal Health Initiative
  • Katrina Braxton // Program Assistant, Maternal Health Initiative
  • Schuyler Null // Writer/Editor, Environmental Change and Security Program, Maternal Health Initiative