Global Health Events

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Restoring Nature's Capital: An Action Agenda to Sustain Ecosystem Services

May 07, 2007 // 10:00am11:30am
Environmental Change and Security Program
Speakers discuss the possible reasons for and solutions to ecosystem degradation, and debate why the topic is virtually ignored by policymakers and the media.

Strategies to Promote Gender Equity in Developing Countries: Lessons, Challenges, and Opportunities

April 26, 2007 // 8:30am1:00pm
Maternal Health Initiative
The Woodrow Wilson Center International Center for Scholars and the Inter-American Foundation are pleased to present a half-day conference to share perspectives, experiences, and lessons regarding the best ways to promote gender equity and increase development effectiveness

Implementation of the Senator Paul Simon Water for the Poor Act of 2005

April 23, 2007 // 2:00pm5:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Signed into law in December 2005, the Senator Paul Simon Water for the Poor Act calls for the United States and 185 other nations to fulfill their joint commitment to one of the Millennium Development Goals (MDG): to halve the percentage of people without access to safe water and sanitation by 2015.
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Greening the Courts: China's Legal Advocates Giving Voice to Pollution Victims and the Environment

April 11, 2007 // 9:00am11:00am
China Environment Forum
The Center for Legal Assistance to Pollution Victims is the only environmental litigation NGO in China. Its legal advocacy empowers victims, and provides an important check on Chinese industries that pollute indiscriminately.
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Health and Environmental Challenges: China's Biggest Risks or Opportunities for Collaboration?

April 10, 2007 // 9:00am11:00am
China Environment Forum
Environmental degradation and communicable disease, perhaps surprisingly, rank among China's top risks. China's successful economic reforms have, in great part, been built on environmental destruction and growing social inequalities.
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Health Status Disparities in the United States

April 04, 2007 // 9:00am12:45pm
Maternal Health Initiative
The Global Health Initiative and the Division of United States Studies are pleased to present a half-day conference on disparities in health status in the United States.
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China Exim Bank in Africa

March 22, 2007 // 9:00am11:00am
China Environment Forum
China's export credit and guarantee agencies—China Exim Bank in particular—have played an important role in fostering the rapid expansion of Chinese trade and investment in Africa.

Environmental Film Festival Screening: The Blood of Yingzhou District

March 21, 2007 // 12:00pm2:00pm
China Environment Forum
For the eighth year in a row, the China Environment Forum hosts a screening of a film in the Environmental Film Festival in the Nation's Capital. This year's film—The Blood of Yingzhou District—won best documentary short subject at the 2007 Academy Awards® for its portrayal of HIV/AIDS orphans in China.

Environmental Film Festival Screening: Maquilapolis: City of Factories

March 20, 2007 // 12:00pm2:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
ECSP hosts a screening and discussion of Maquilapolis: City of Factories. The film travels to Tijuana, Mexico, where Lourdes, Yesenia, and Carmen are three of many women fighting for better wages and conditions that will not irreparably harm the environment in which they live.
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Alternative Health Financing in Low- and Middle-Income Countries

February 28, 2007 // 11:00am1:00pm
Maternal Health Initiative
Pablo Gottret, Senior Health Economist, World Bank; Marty Makinen, Vice-President, International Health, Abt Associates; and Hugh Waters, Assistant Professor, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

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