Global Health Events

A Prescription for a Secure Pakistan: Why Health is Vital for National Security and Economic Development

September 09, 2015 // 10:30am12:00pm
Asia Program
This event will address Pakistan’s health challenges, with emphasis on maternal and child health and malnutrition, and highlight the implications for stability and economic growth. It will also discuss the Pakistani government’s responses and U.S. government assistance programs for Pakistan’s health sector.
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Making Food Safe and Sustainable in China

July 28, 2015 // 2:00pm3:30pm
China Environment Forum
The leading source of water pollution in China is not industry or municipal waste, rather the country’s vast agricultural sector—pesticide and fertilizer runoff from fields and animal waste from industrial-scale farms.
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The Right IDEA: Engaging Decisionmakers on Family Planning in the Post-2015 World

July 15, 2015 // 2:00pm4:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Just a few years ago, progress on global family planning and reproductive health policy seemed to be stuck in a rut. “For 20 years, development money for health had been directed to fight HIV and poverty, and as a result, momentum, interest, and funding for family planning had dwindled,” said Susan Rich, vice president of global partnerships for the Population Reference Bureau (PRB), at the Wilson Center on July 15. “Unmet need for family planning was high all over the world, but especially in Africa.”
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Restoring Hope and Dignity: New Developments and Best Practices in Addressing Maternal Morbidities

July 14, 2015 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Maternal Health Initiative
Obstetric fistula and pelvic organ prolapse are two common maternal morbidities that impact thousands of women in developing countries each year but are often overshadowed by maternal mortalities.
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Changing the World: How USAID’s 50 Years of Family Planning has Transformed People, Economies, and the Planet

June 26, 2015 // 10:00am12:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Since President Lyndon B. Johnson created the USAID population program in 1965, it has evolved in tandem with the global discourse on population and demography. “The agency’s family planning program is as relevant today as it ever was, and is necessary,” said Jennifer Adams, deputy assistant administrator of the U.S. Agency of International Development’s Bureau for Global Health. The bureau houses the Office of Population and Reproductive Health, which implements U.S. development and relief efforts to expand access to modern contraceptives, fight HIV/AIDS, reduce unsafe abortions, and protect the health of women and children.
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A New Climate for Peace: Taking Action on Climate and Fragility Risks (Report Launch)

June 22, 2015 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
As momentum builds towards the negotiation of the Sustainable Development Goals and UN climate change summit later this year, the G7 countries – France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Canada, the UK, and the United States – have made a strong statement about the importance of climate security risks. A New Climate for Peace: Taking Action on Climate and Fragility Risks, an independent report commissioned by G7 foreign ministers and authored by a consortium of international organizations including the Wilson Center, analyzes the security and stability risks posed by climate change and offers concrete policy options for addressing them.
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Global Trends in the Next Decade: Implications for U.S. National Security, Diplomacy, and Development

June 04, 2015 // 10:00am12:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
The world is more connected than ever before, but also more complex. Big, transnational trends like climate change, urbanization, and migration are changing the calculus of geopolitics, while local-level inequalities persist. “[Change] seems to be spinning around us so fast,” said John Hempelmann, president of the Henry M. Jackson Foundation, which honors the legacy of the late senator from Washington State. How can today’s and tomorrow’s leaders adjust to global trends?

From Revival to Reversal: Trajectories and Forecasts of Russia's Population Growth 2000-2050

May 05, 2015 // 10:00am11:30am
Kennan Institute
From 2007 to 2014, Russia enjoyed unprecedented demographic success. The abysmal fertility rates of the 1990s were left behind and Russia experienced some of the the largest fertility improvements anywhere in Europe. With falling mortality rates and economic-growth driven immigration, Russia's decline in population ended, and 2013 actually saw a net increase in Russia's total population. However, the current economic crisis is leading to policies that will likely lead to a reversal of these gains. The speakers presented new data and forecasts for Russia's population, and discussed various related social policies.
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Integrating Mental Health into Maternal Health Programs

April 09, 2015 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Maternal Health Initiative
In high-income countries, as many as 10 to 15 percent of women experience depression, anxiety, or other non-psychotic mental health challenges during pregnancy or the year after giving birth. In developing countries, the chances rise to 16 percent of pregnant women and 20 percent of post-natal women, according to Jane Fisher, professor of women’s health at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia.
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South Asia Consultation on Maternal Health: Regional Dialogue and Way Forward

March 31, 2015 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Maternal Health Initiative
The state of maternal health in South Asia is difficult to assess. Although rates of maternal mortality are declining between 2 and 2.5 percent a year overall, the region’s massive population – one fifth of the world and over 1 billion people in India alone – means it still accounts for one out of three maternal deaths.

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