Gaining Ground: Lessons from the Preliminary Findings of Madagascar's New Demographic & Health Survey
February 08, 2005 // 11:00pm
After decades of improvement, the health of women and children across sub-Saharan Africa is declining. In Madagascar, however, it is on the upswing: the new 2003-2004 Demographic and Health Survey (DHS) reveals great improvements in fertility as well as maternal and child health.
January 11, 2005 // 11:00pm
The fourth meeting in the Islam, Gender, and Reproductive Health series features anthropologist Dr. Lilia Labidi of the University of Tunis and Dr. Karen Hardee, director of research at the Futures Group International in Washington.
November 30, 2004 // 9:00am — 10:30am
A briefing featuring Dr. Peter Piot, Executive Director, UNAIDS; and Randall Tobias, U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator.
November 18, 2004 // 9:00am — 11:00am
In Feminist Press' new book, 27 women from 14 countries describe their work in international development. Editor Irene Tinker and co-authors Aziza Hussein and Vivian Derryck launch the book at the Wilson Center.
November 10, 2004 // 8:00am — 10:00am
Experts address women's particular vulnerability to HIV/AIDS, the disease's impact on family livelihoods, and women's role in prevention programs.
November 04, 2004 // 11:00pm
At the third meeting in the Islam, Gender, and Reproductive Health series, Dr. Gruenbaum discusses community-based efforts to change attitudes toward female genital cutting in Sudan, and Dr. Inhorn focuses on the impact of Islamic teachings on the spread of infertility technologies.
October 21, 2004 // 3:00pm — 5:00pm
The PBS series Wide Angle, which seeks to reveal the "humanity behind the headlines," sent award-winning filmmakers Micah Fink and Andrew Young to Angola to look behind the HIV/AIDS pandemic and examine the role of the military in fighting this health crisis.
October 19, 2004 // 12:00am
Four years have passed since world leaders gathered at the United Nations to make a commitment to end extreme poverty by 2015, part of the Millennium Development Goals. Jan Vandemoortele assesses the progress.
Population-Environmental Piggybacking: Integrating an Environmental Module into Guatemala's Demographic and Health Survey
October 12, 2004 // 12:00am
The Petén region, located in the northern part of Guatemala, is a population-environment hot spot. ProPetén, an environmental and social organization working in the region, spearheaded an effort to add data on environment to USAID's Demographic and Health Survey. Liza Grandia, president of the Board of Directors of ProPetén, discusses the initiative.
October 06, 2004 // 1:00pm — 5:00pm
Commemorating the 75th birthday of Murray Feshbach, Senior Scholar, Woodrow Wilson CenterPeter Hartsock, Director Research Scientist Officer, National Institute on Drug Abuse, National Institute of Health; Judyth Twigg, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science and Public Administration, Virginia Commonwealth University, and former Title VIII-Supported Short-term Scholar, Kennan Institute; Harley Balzer, Associate Professor, Department of Government and School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University, and former Title VIII-Supported Research Scholar, Kennan Institute; John Hardt, Senior Specialist of Post-Soviet Economics, Congressional Research Service