March 21, 2007 // 12:00pm — 2:00pm
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.
February 28, 2007 // 11:00am — 1:00pm
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
February 27, 2007 // 11:00am — 1:00pm
Andrew Maynard, Chief Scientist, Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies;Piotr Grodzinski, Director, Nanotechnology for Cancer Programs, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health;Dr. Peter A. Singer, Senior Scientist, McLaughlin Rotman Centre, University Health Network; Professor, University of Toronto; and Distinguished Investigator, Canadian Institutes of Health Research; and Jeff Spieler, (Moderator) Division Chief, Research, Technology, and Utilization Division, Office of Population and Reproductive Health, U.S. Agency for International Development
January 23, 2007 // 8:00am — 10:30am
Gordon McGranahan emphasizes the importance of local and community engagement in the provision of water and sanitation services for the urban poor.
January 17, 2007 // 11:00am — 1:00pm
Richard Skolnik of Population Reference Bureau, Lori Hunter of the University of Colorado at Boulder, and World Wildlife Fund's Judy Oglethorpe discuss the impact of HIV/AIDS, and call for multi-sectoral approaches to tackling the disease.
December 05, 2006 // 2:00pm — 3:30pm
A briefing on recent developments in Swaziland. Panelists will discuss a wide range of social and economic challenges currently facing Swaziland, namely its economic growth, the prevalence of HIV/AIDS, and the government's handling of opposition parties.
November 08, 2006 // 8:00am — 10:00am
Millions of rural and urban citizens in China suffer from health problems and limits to economic development due to contamination or shortages of water and air pollution from coal. In southwest China, water challenges are particularly acute due to that region's karst geology, where much of the water flows underground through caves rather than on the surface
November 02, 2006 // 8:00am — 4:00pm
Victor K. Barbiero, The George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services; David Oot, Save the Children, U.S.; Daniel Kaseje, Tropical Institute of Community Health and Development in Africa; Jonathon Simon, Boston University School of Public Health; Patrick Osewe, World Bank; and Nancy Pielemeier, Abt Associates
October 16, 2006 // 12:00pm — 2:00pm
"Hunger is the greatest public health problem in the world and it underpins—or undermines—a nation's development," says Jordan Dey, director of the U.S. Relations Office at the World Food Programm.
October 05, 2006 // 9:30am — 12:00pm
The new Maternal Survival Series in the British medical journal The Lancet calls attention to the progress and the challenges of reducing maternal mortality in both the developing and the developed world, and outlines what the authors believe to be the "best bet" strategy for preventing these deaths.