A quick 90 second video about an effort to map sanitation in Rawalpindi Pakistan
Faisal Chohan, a Senior TED Fellow and TEDxIslamabad organizer, will now continue his mapping work with a related mission: Improving sanitation in order to prevent the spread of cholera—a bacterial infection in the small intestine, primarily caused by drinking water or eating food that has been contaminated by feces of an infected person. The rapid dehydration and electrolyte imbalance that results from cholera can lead to death if left untreated. Read more on TEDx….
- pakreport.org The Organization doing this and other work
- Saafpindi project Page for Mapping Project itself
- parkreport blog
- Fasil Chohan profile on wethedata.org
- Excelent source for more details by Faissal on GlobalGiving page
Other useful links
Scaling out Sanitation in Rawalpindi, Pakistan 2009 article by Pakistan Institute for Environment-Development Action Research (PIEDAR).
In the tradition of our TEDxYouthDay, TEDxChange, and TEDxWomen initiatives, comes TEDxCity2.0: A day of urban inspiration. 28 TEDx communities around the world participated in TEDxCity2.0 day on October 13, 2012. We will host our next event in 2013 to share the powerful narratives of urban innovators and organizers, stewards and artists, builders and tastemakers. The TEDx platform will harness the power of people across the globe to encourage them to host a TEDx event, themed “City 2.0. source & more…
Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
Saturday, April 13 – Sunday, April 14, 2013
“A Meeting of Minds”–CNN
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The conference’s confirmed speakers to date include:
- Jeffrey Sachs, PhD, Director of Earth Institute, Columbia University; Quetelet Professor of Sustainable Development, Professor of Health Policy and Management, Columbia University; Special Advisor to Secretary-General of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon
- Sonia Ehrlich Sachs, MD, MPH, Director of Health, Millennium Village Project, Earth Institute, Columbia University
- “The Origins of Health: Our Behavior and Our Environment,” Al Sommer, MD, MHS, Dean Emeritus, Bloomberg School of Public Health, and University Distinguished Service Professor
- More speakers to be announced
Design Thinking Speakers
- “Strategic Innovation in Complex Challenges,” Banny Banerjee, Director, Stanford ChangeLabs; Associate Professor, Design Group, Mechanical Engineering Department, Stanford University
- “The Next Step for Design: Social Entrepreneurship,” Jon Kolko, Vice President of Design, MyEdu; Executive Director, Austin Center for Design
- “Weapons of Mass Design: Taking Products to Scale,” Robert HJ Miros, CEO, 3rd Stone Design Inc.
Education Initiatives in Global Health Speakers
- “The ‘New’ World Health: Building a Field Across Disciplines and Sectors,” Sue Goldie, Director, Harvard Global Health Institute
- “Impacts of Internet-Based Sexual Health Education in Colombia,” Marco Gonzalez-Navarro, Assistant Professor, University of Toronto
- “Global Mental Health and the Role of Academic Partnership,” David Henderson, Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School; Associate Psychiatrist, Massachusetts General Hospital; Medical Director, Harvard Program in Refugee Trauma
- “Global Health, Education, and Development: Exploring the Critical Linkages,” Brian Heuser, Assistant Professor of the Practice of International Education Policy, Peabody College, Vanderbilt University; Affiliated Faculty, Vanderbilt Institute of Global Health (VIGH)
- “Connect. Heal. Empower: The Findings of a Proven School-Based Community Model for Public Health in Haiti,” Jessica Jean François, Country Director, Hope for Haiti
- “International Medical Electives: The Critical Importance of Listening to Your Host,” Christian Kraeker, MD, FRCPC DTM&H MSc, Department of Internal Medicine, McMaster University
- “Initiating, Fostering, and Sustaining Biomedical Engineering Education in Africa,” Muhammad Zaman, PhD, Associate Professor, Departments of Biomedical Engineering and Medicine, Boston University
Environment, Energy, and Agriculture Speakers
- “Health in Harmony: Saving Forests, Saving Lives. A Five Year Assessment of Project ASRI’s Human and Environmental Health Work in Borneo, Indonesia,” Christina Fitch, Secretary, Board of Directors, Health in Harmony
- “The Relationships Between Human Health and Environmental Conservation: Case Studies from Madagascar,” Christopher Golden, PhD, MPH, Ziff Environmental Fellow, Harvard University Center for the Environment
- “Asset-Based Financing for Smallholder Farmers,” Barrett Prinz, Director, Global Human Resources and Legal, One Acre Fund
- “Sustainable Innovation through Green Chemistry and Engineering,” Julie Beth Zimmerman, PhD, Associate Professor of Green Engineering, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, School of Forestry and Environmental Studies; Acting Director, Center for Green Chemistry and Green Engineering, Yale University
Film, Photography, Art & Global Health Speakers
- “NightWatch: How a Celebrity Campaign is Helping to Knock Out Malaria in Cameroon,” Hannah Bowen, Research Manager, Malaria No More
- “Using Visual Methods to Investigate Urban Health Disparities,” Carolyn Cannuscio, ScD, Core Investigator, VA Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion, Philadelphia VA Medical Center; Assistant Professor, Family Medicine and Community Health, University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine
- “Patient Empowerment: How the Visually Impaired Can Become Better Advocates for Themselves…And for Their Service Providers,” Joseph Lovett, Producer/Director, Going Blind
- “Designing Social Change Programs: Lessons from the Field,” Bob McKinnon, President GALEWiLL Design; Director, the GALEWiLL Center for Opportunity & Progress
Healthcare Delivery Models and Impact Measurement
- “Improving the Performance of Nurses in Egypt: Leadership and Management Capacity Building Improves Health Services and Outcomes,” Abdo Hassan Al Swasy, Consultant for Obstetrics and Gynecology, Aswan, Egypt; Management Sciences for Health
- “Tackling U.S. Health Disparities through Reverse Innovation: Community Health Workers Increase Value-Based Care,” Heidi Behforouz, Medical and Executive Director, Prevention and Access to Care and Treatment (PACT) Project
- “Achieving Patient Safety on a Global Scale: The Solutions for Patient Safety Case Study,” Shelley Bird, Executive Vice President, Public Affairs, Cardinal Health
- “The Cuban Health System Today,” Peter Bourne, Senior Research Fellow, Green Templeton College, University of Oxford; Chair, Medical Education Cooperation with Cuba (MEDICC)
- “Middle East ‘Doctors With Borders’ Ophthalmology Opportunities,” Michael Brennan, Past President, American Academy of Ophthalmology; Ophthalmologist, Alamance Eye Center
- James Clarke, MD, Ophthalmologist and Medical Director, Crystal Eye Clinic, Ghana; Unite For Sight Ghana Medical Director
- “Disruptive Innovation in Healthcare/Wellness for the Base of the Pyramid,” Al Hammond, Co-Founder and Chairman of Healthpoint Services; Director of Health for All, Ashoka
- “Partners In Health at 25: A Generation of Solidarity and Partnership,” Ali Lutz, Haiti Special Projects Manager, Partners In Health
- “5 Ways to Empower Health Entrepreneurs: With Mobile, Micro-Finance, Merchandise and More,” Chuck Slaughter, President and Founder, Living Goods
Health Policy & Advocacy
- “Trading in Global Health: The Politics of Innovation,” Tahir Amin, Co-Founder and Director of Intellectual Property, I-MAK
- “Is There the Courage to Change the Nation’s Diet?” Kelly Brownell, Professor of Psychology, Epidemiology and Public Health; Director, Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity, Yale University
- “Bipartisan Advocacy for Global Health in Difficult Economic Times,” Deborah Derrick, President, Friends of the Global Fight Against AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria
- “Shifting Paradigm: How the BRICS are Reshaping Global Health and Development,” David Gold, Principal, Global Health Strategies
- “Advancing Global Health and Human Rights in the Post-2015 Development Agenda,” Benjamin Mason Meier, JD, LLM, PhD, Assistant Professor of Global Health Policy, Department of Public Policy, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
- “The Art of the Patient Narrative: Using Narrative to Enhance Diagnosis and Transform International Policy,” Leana Wen, MD, MSc, Emergency Physician, Brigham and Women’s and Massachusetts General Hospitals; Clinical Fellow, Harvard Medical School
Maternal and Child Health Speakers
- “Improving Maternal and Child Health: A Look at Community Level Interventions that Save Lives,” Koki Agarwal, Director MCHIP, JHPIEGO
- “State of the World’s Children: A Tragedy in the Making,” Jane Aronson, MD, CEO, Founder, Worldwide Orphans Foundation; Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Cornell Weill Medical College and Columbia University
- “Helping Babies Breathe: Neonatal Care for Resource-Limited Settings,” Sara Berkelhamer, Department of Pediatrics, Northwestern University
- “The Role of Nutritious Products to Combat Stunting as One of the Key Long-Term Strategies,” Martin Bloem, Global Coordinator, WFP UNAIDS
- “Reducing Pre-Eclampsia Morbidity and Mortality in Low-Resource Settings Through the Urine Congo Red Dot (CRD) Test,”Irina Buhimschi, MD, Associate Professor, Yale University School of Medicine, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Science
- “Children as Key Participants in Health Promotion,” Mary Carlson, Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Children’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School
- “Collective Efficacy as a Protective Factor in Child Health Promotion,” Felton James Earls, Research Professor of Human Development, Harvard School of Public Health
- “Intimate Partner Violence Against Women: The Forgotten Aspect of Gender-Based Violence in Conflict Affected Settings,” Jhumka Gupta, ScD, Assistant Professor, Global Health Epidemiology, Yale School of Public Health
- “The Global Toll of Preterm Birth: Strengthening Prevention and Care of Prematurity in Low- and Middle-Income Countries,” Christopher Howson, PhD, March of Dimes Foundation
- “The Global Landscape of Cross-border Reproductive Care: Twenty Key Findings for the New Millennium,” Marcia Inhorn, MPH, PhD, William K. Lanman Jr. Professor of Anthropology and International Affairs; Editor, Journal of Middle East Women’s Studies, Council on Middle East Studies, Yale University
- “Clinical and Community Action to Address Postpartum Hemorrhage Plus,” Ellen Israel, Senior Technical Advisor for Women’s Health and Rights, Pathfinder International
- “Factors Influencing Neonatal Mortality in Rural Ghana,” Colleen Kraft, MD, FAAP Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine and Research Institute; Pediatric Program Director, Carilion Clinic-Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine
- “Safe Babies: Building Agency in a Rural Kenyan Community,” James Nardella, Executive Director, Lwala Community Alliance
- “Reversing the Trend of Separating Infants and Mothers After Delivery at a USA Academic Center and the Impact on Breastfeeding Rates,” Maureen Padilla, Administrative Director of Nursing, Women’s and Infant’s Service Line, Ben Taub General Hospital
- “Friends of Low-Cost IVF: Empowering Infertile Women Globally,” Pasquale Patrizio, Professor of Obestrics and Gynecology, Yale School of Medicine; Director, Yale Fertility Center
- “Strengthening Maternal Child Health in Tajikistan by Linking Community and Facility-Based Interventions through Community-Managed Transport Systems,” Ramesh Singh, Health Program Manager, Mercy Corps
- “Eliminating Pediatric AIDS, One Mother at a Time,” Robin Smalley, Co-Founder/International Director, mothers2mothers International
Non-Communicable Diseases Speakers
- “Challenges and Strategies for Assessing Mental Health in Cross-Cultural Contexts,” Judith Bass, PhD, MPH, Assistant Professor, Applied Mental Health Research Group, Department of Mental Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
- “Let’s Close the Billion-Person Treatment Gap for Common Mental Disorders: Rethinking Delivery, Knowledge, and Mental Capital,” Gary Belkin, MD, PhD, MPH, Associate Professor and Director, Program in Global Mental Health, New York University School of Medicine; Senior Director for Psychiatric Services, New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation
- “Association of Sexual Violence, Human Rights Violations, and Mental Health Outcomes in Liberia, Kenya and the Democratic Republic of Congo,” Kirsten Johnson, MD, MPH, Director, Humanitarian Studies Initiative, McGill University; Affiliated Faculty, Harvard Humanitarian Initiative, Harvard University
- “Closing the Cancer Divide: Opportunities for Health System Strengthening,” Felicia Knaul, Associate Professor, Harvard Medical School; Director, Harvard Global Equity Initiative
- “A Novel Simplified Echocardiographic Strategy for Heart Failure Diagnosis and Management at District Hospital Level for Sub-Saharan Africa,” Gene Kwan, MD, Research Fellow, Division of Global Health Equity; Instructor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
- “Innovative Partnership for Vision Research Integration: Leveraging Existing Health and Development Platforms for the Eye Diseases,” Gyan “John” Prakash, PhD, MBA, Associate Director, International Programs, National Eye Institute, National Institutes of Health
- Sarwat Salim, Associate Professor of Ophthalmology and Director of Glaucoma Service, University of Tennessee
- “Ensuring Right to Sight by Eliminating Needless Blindness through Public Private Community Participation Model,” Sarang Samal, Founder, Kalinga Eye Hospital, NYSASDRI, India; Unite For Sight Partner
- “What is Health and Why Do We Need to Know? A New Understanding to Improve Health Through the Meikirch Model,”Sarang Samal, Founder, Kalinga Eye Hospital, NYSASDRI, India; Unite For Sight Partner
- “Tropical Dermatology: Role in Global Health,” Aisha Sethi, Assistant Professor, Dermatology and Infectious Diseases, Associate Residency Program Director, Section of Dermatology, University of Chicago
Organization Management Speakers
- “Innovation in Health Systems,” Rifat Atun, Professor of International Health Management, Imperial College London
Research, Monitoring, and Evaluation Speakers
- “Measuring Performance and Outcomes of Health Programs in Low and Middle Income Countries: A Health Systems Perspective,” Juan-Carlos Alegre, Director, Monitoring and Evaluation, Management Sciences for Health
- “Showing Up is the First Step: Improving Healthcare Provider Attendance,” Angela Ambroz, Research Manager, Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL)
- “Controlled Trials as Program Evaluation: Not Just for Researchers Anymore,” Paul Bolton, Associate Scientist, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
- “Assessing the Economic Impact of Psychological Distress on Employment and National Income in Ghana,” Maureen Canavan, PhD, Associate Research Scientist in Public Health, Yale University School of Public Health
- “Implementation and Assessment of a Perinatal Health Education Program in Rural Nepal,” Sienna Craig, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology, Dartmouth College
- “Low Grade Inflammation and Glaucoma,” James Tsai, MD, Robert R. Young Professor and Chairman, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, Yale University School of Medicine; Chief of Ophthalmology, Yale-New Haven Hospital
- “But How Generalizable is That? A Framework for Examining the External Validity of Development Interventions,” Michael Woolcock, Lead Social Development Specialist, Development Research Group, The World Bank
Philanthropy and Investment Speakers
- “Gender Lens Investing in Healthcare,” Natalia Oberti Noguera, Founder and CEO, Pipeline Fellowship
- “Piloting the ‘Health Impact Fund’ Idea,” Thomas Pogge, Leitner Professor of Philosophy and International Affairs, Yale University
Social Enterprise Speakers
- “Transparency as a Brand Culture,” Kyle Berner, Creator, Feelgoodz LLC
- “Lessons Learned From Doing Social Enterprise Start Ups,” Jeffrey Church, Founder, Nika Water
- “Creative Failure: How Culture, Economics, and Projection Can Screw Up a Great Program, and What to Learn from That,” Dean Cycon, Founder and CEO, Dean’s Beans Organic Coffee Co.
- “Money in the Jungle: Investments and Earned Income Opportunities in the Amazon,” Tyler Gage, Co-Founder and President, Runa
- “The Fig Food Movement: From Tikkun Olam to the Whole Foods Shelf,” Joel Henry, President and Founder, Fig Food Company, LLC
- “Separating Consumer Products From Profit: Using a Non-Profit Model in a For-Profit Industry,” Krista Lampe Licata, CORE Foods Chief of Operations and Co-Founder
- “Women Rice Farmers Feed Billions: Innovations that Transform Lives,” Ken Lee, Co-founder and Co-owner, Lotus Foods
- “Building from the Inside Out: Co-opertives as an Egalitarian, Democratic, Grassroots, Free-Market Development Strategy,” Rodney North, The Answer Man – Information for the Public and Media, Equal Exchange Coop
- “Lessons Learned from 28 Days in Captivity,” Alastair Onglingswan, CEO, Green Souls Shoes
- Frederick Schilling, Co-Creator, Big Tree Farms
- “Improving Our Economy and Our Health with Real Food,” Noha Waibsnaider, Founder and CEO, Peeled Snacks
- “From the Congo to the Center of the Universe: How Chocolate Can Help Save the World,” Joe Whinney, Founder and CEO, Theo Chocolate, Inc.
Social Entrepreneurship Speakers
- “The Coming Prosperity: How Entrepreneurs are Transforming the Global Economy,” Philip Auerswald, Associate Professor, School of Public Policy, George Mason University
- “From Start-Up to Scale-Up: The Path to Becoming Industry Leaders in Reducing Indoor Air Pollution,” Ron Bills, Chairman and CEO, Envirofit International
- “Can Good Products Drive Out Bad? Experimental Evidence from Local Markets for Antimalarial Medicine in Uganda,” David Yanagizawa-Drott, Assistant Professor of Public Policy, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
- “Post Conflict Nations: Building Modern Institutions on Traditional Values – The Case Study of Rwanda,” Michael Fairbanks, Fellow, Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard University
- ” The Low Take-up of Welfare Improving Products Among Poor Consumers: Lessons from Randomized Controlled Trials in Bangladesh, India and Malawi,” A. Mushfiq Morabak, Associate Professor of Economics, Yale University School of Management
- “Design and Policy for Humanitarian Impact,” Tim Zak, Associate Teaching Professor; Director, Institute for Social Innovation, H. John Heinz III College, Carnegie Mellon University
Social Media & Marketing Speakers
- “A Global Study of Marketing and Preschool Children: Young Children’s Awareness of Fast Food, Beverages, Chips & Candy, Alcohol, and Tobacco,” Dina Borzekowski, EdD, Associate Professor, Department of Health, Behavior and Society, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
- “The Medium, the Message, and the Muppets: How Sesame Workshop Delivers Locally-Specific Health Education Across the Globe,” Charlotte Cole, Senior Vice President, Global Education, Sesame Workshop
- “Integrated Impact: Aligning Internal Resources and Engaging External Stakeholders to Make a Difference,” Scott Henderson, Managing Director, CauseShift
- “Marketing Strategies for Non-Profit and For-Benefit Organizations,” Naomi Hirabayashi, Director of Marketing, Do Something
- “The Animated Activist,” Firdaus Kharas, Chairman, Chocolate Moose Media and Culture Shift
- “The Power of Dynamic Digital Storytelling,” Linda Reinstein, President/CEO and Co-Founder, Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO)
Surgery & Global Health Speakers
- “Three Years of Championing the Fight Against Needless Cataract Blindness in Ghana: Experiences and Challenges at Save The Nation’s Sight Clinic,” Thomas Baah, MD, Ophthalmologist and Director, Save The Nation’s Sight Clinic, Ghana
- “Evolution of Conceptual Approaches for NGO Intervention,” Scott Corlew, ReSurge
- “Glaucoma Care in West Africa: Challenges and Opportunities,” Leon Herndon, Associate Professor of Ophthalmology Duke Glaucoma Service
- “Implementation of Surgical Services in Low and Middle Income Countries,” Selwyn Rogers, Associate Professor, Harvard Medical School
Technology in Global Health Speakers
- “Comparative Effectiveness Evaluations of Health Care Technology in Low to Middle Income Countries,” Rajesh Balkrishnan, PhD, Associate Director for Research and Education, University of Michigan Center for Global Health
- “Health Information Systems: Design Thinking in the Context of Quality Improvement,” Leo Anthony Celi, MD, MS, MPH, Executive Director, Sana, Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, MIT; Research Director, Laboratory of Computational Physiology, MIT; Staff Intensivist, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
- “Breakthrough: Driving Better Access, Quality, and Efficiency through Collaboration, Technology, and Innovation,” Paul Ellingstad, Parter and Program Development Director, Sustainability and Social Innovation, Hewlett-Packard
- “HIV Infant Tracking System (HITSystem) in Kenya,” Brad Gautney, PNP, MPH, Founder and President, Global Health Innovations
- Jose Gomez-Marquez, Little Devices @MIT and co-founder LDTC+Labs LLC
- “‘Planting’ Solutions: Puzzling Problems,” Martin Gordon, MD, FAAAS, Emeritus Chairman and Lifetime Trustee, Cushing/Whitney Medical Library Board; Prior Clinical Professor of Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine
- “Remote Biosensing in Resource-Limited Settings,” Jessica Haberer, MD, MS, Research Scientist, Harvard Institute for Global Health; Assistant in Health Decision Sciences, Massachusetts General Hospital; Instructor, Harvard Medical School
- “Using mHealth, eHealth and iHealth in PMTCT and OVC Programs,” Bobby Jefferson, Senior Informatics Advisor, Futures Group
- “Bridging the Communication Gap with Speaking Books,” Brian Julius, Owner, Books of Hope
- “Technology For Better Healthcare: Using Technology to Leapfrog Traditional Models of Healthcare Delivery in the Developing World,” Shainoor Khoja, Managing Director, Roshan
- “Use Scenarios and Target Product Profiles for Malaria Elimination Diagnostic Technologies,” Paul LaBarre, Senior Technical Officer/Portfolio Leader, PATH
- “Mobile Technologies to Improve Rural Referral Systems for Obstetric and Newborn Care,” Alain Labrique, Assistant Professor, Program in Global Disease Epidemiology and Control, Department of International Health and Department of Epidemiology, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University; Director, JHU Global mHealth Initiative
- Paul Meyer, Chairman and President, Voxiva, Inc.
- “The Social Nature of Digital Disease Detection,” Robert Munro, CEO, Ibidon; Graduate Fellow, Stanford University
- “Can mHealth Bridge the Gap Between the Haves and Have Nots?” John Piette, Associate Director for Global Health Communications, Center for Global Health, University of Michigan
- “Mobile Phone Technology in the Developing World: Driving Supply Chain Transparency and Worker Empowerment,” Todd Stark, President, Good World Solutions
Water and Sanitation Speakers
- “A Candid Look at Monitoring, Evaluation and Resolution in WASH in Schools: New Data from the Field,” Leslie Deroo, WASH in Schools Fellow, WASH Advocates
- “Increasing Cost Effectiveness in Rural Service Delivery: The Case of Dispensers for Safe Water,” Katherine Hoffmann, Dispensers for Safe Water, Innovations for Poverty Action
- “Empowering Youth: Why WASH in Schools Matters,” Elynn Walter, WASH in Schools Director, WASH Advocates
“Advice From The Experts” Panels
- “Careers in Social Entrepreneurship: Advice From The Experts”
- “Careers in Global Health: Advice From The Experts”
- More panels to be announced
- “Camp for Orphans: Building Independence and Leadership Skills in At-Risk Youth,”Jane Aronson, MD, CEO, Founder, Worldwide Orphans Foundation; Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Cornell Weill Medical College and Columbia University and Alyson Fox, Senior Program Manager, Global Partnership Program, SeriousFun Children’s Network
- “Scaling Your Social Venture: Becoming an Impact Entrepreneur,” Paul Bloom, Ph.D., Faculty Director, Center for the Advancement of Social Entrepreneurship (CASE), Fuqua School of Business, Duke University
- “The Practicalities of Where, When, and How to Implement Controlled Trials as Program Evaluation,”Paul Bolton, Associate Scientist, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, and Judith Bass, PhD, MPH, Assistant Professor, Applied Mental Health Research Group, Department of Mental Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
- “The Coming Wave of Social Entrepreneurship,” Jeffrey Church, Founder, Nika Water
- “What You Won’t Learn in Business School: How to Structure a Social Enterprise for Real and Lasting Change,” Dean Cycon, Founder and CEO, Dean’s Beans Organic Coffee Co.
- “China Has an Africa Strategy; Does Africa Have a China Strategy?”Michael Fairbanks, Fellow, Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard University
- “(Some!) Essentials of Global Health: Working from a Common Foundation,” Richard Skolnik, Lecturer, Department of Health Policy and Management, Yale School of Public Health; Author, “Essentials of Global Health/Global Health 101″
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A good read: The roots of inaction: Understanding and overcoming the obstacles to greater investment in scaling-up effective diarrhea treatment
The roots of inaction: Understanding and overcoming the obstacles to greater investment in scaling-up effective diarrhea treatment
Posted: August 20, 2012
August 7, 2012 — MCHIP
Please join CORE Group and MCHIP for the second in a series of webinars on diarrheal disease.
WHEN: August 21st from 9 – 11 am EST
HOW: Join by registering at CORE Group’s website 
WHO: Moderated by Dr. Dyness Kasungami, MCHIP Team Leader for Child Health
The second leading cause of preventable child deaths, diarrheal disease claims the lives of 1.3 million children under-five annually, mostly in Africa and South Asia. Gains from the introduction of oral rehydration therapy (ORT) and improved water, sanitation and hygiene are have not been sustained in many countries, with global coverage of ORT use being as low as 34%.
The first webinar in February focused on advocating for coordinated approaches to implement a package of effective interventions, and mobilizing resources and multi-disciplinary partners. In this second webinar, Dr. Dyness Kasungami will moderate a panel with three speakers who will present country success experiences from Benin, Ghana and India in addressing low coverage of effective interventions in diarrheal disease.
The panelists will also share lessons learned surrounding promising practices to increase coverage of zinc, changed dynamics around ORS/zinc use, and the links between treatment and key Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) practices for prevention. The panel presentation will be followed by an opportunity for a Q&A with participants.
Katharine McHugh is the WASH Technical Advisor at PSI.
Topics: Diarrhea treatment program in Benin; strengthening linkages between ORT/zinc and WASH
Kate Schroder is the Director of Essential Medicines Initiative of Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI).
Topic: Demand generation for ORS and zinc in India
Vicki MacDonald is the Child Health Advisor of Abt Associates.
Topic: A public/private partnership in Ghana to address the introduction of zinc
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- PATH And Partners Issue Diarrhea/Pneumonia Declaration To Call For Action Against Leading Causes Of Child Mortality (medicalnewstoday.com)
- Uganda: Clinton arrives to fight diarrhea in children (crofsblogs.typepad.com)
- New genetic path to deadly diarrheal disease discovered (news.bioscholar.com)
- Researchers look at the spread of dysentery from Europe to industrializing countries (medicalxpress.com)
- Child survival takes center stage as leaders convene to renew commitments (eurekalert.org)
PLoS Medicine is a open-access medical journal – something we need to support if we are to make progress on improving Global Health!
This month it has two great articles (among many others) worth taking a look at.
by Jerome Amir Singh
(taken directly from site)
- The human health implications of climate change must be afforded greater prominence.
- Governments, the private sector, financiers, and society have a moral responsibility to practice socially responsible investment and to mitigate against the impact of climate change, particularly in relation to human health.
- Human health must be a core, not peripheral, focus in future climate change deliberations.
- The health community, led by health ministers, must play a central role in climate change deliberations.
- Health ethics principles must be afforded equal status to economics principles in climate change deliberations.
by Maria Nilsson, Birgitta Evengård, Rainer Sauerborn
(taken directly from site)
- Climate change is a public health problem. Evidence from many sectors shows substantial health impacts of climate change, particularly for the most vulnerable: the poorest, the youngest, and the oldest.
- Human health and climate change are closely connected. Within the global United Nations (UN) process, health is seen as the most direct component linking climate change and individual lives.
- Public health actions in relation to climate change are needed. Top-down advocacy on health and climate at the UN level needs to be mirrored by bottom-up public health actions that bring health and climate co-benefits.
“PLoS Medicine is the leading open-access medical journal, providing an innovative and influential venue for research and comment on the major challenges to human he
alth worldwide. We specifically seek to publish papers which have relevance across a range of settings and that address the major environmental, social, and political determinants of health, as well as the biological.”
- Human Health Given Short Shrift in Climate Talks (scientificamerican.com)
- Climate change remains an urgent public health concern (eurekalert.org)
Web cast interview with Epidemiologist Irene Shui,
Excerpts from the story:
“A study in the Journal of the American Medical Association examines the safety and effectiveness of another rotavirus vaccine now being used.”
“Other vaccines have since taken its place. But a manufacturer’s study of one of them, the RotaTeq vaccine, suggested it, too, might cause intestinal blockage after the first dose. Epidemiologist Irene Shui, at the Harvard School Of Public Health, decided to investigate. “
““Because the rotavirus vaccine is given to almost every child in the United States, it’s crucial to monitor the vaccine’s safety,” said Shui.”
“Shui and other researchers examined the records of almost 800,000 babies who received this vaccine, including 300,000 first doses. They were looking for incidents of intussusception, the medical term for this kind of blockage. “
“We did not find an elevated risk of intussusception following any dose of the vaccine, and especially following the first dose,” she said.”
worthy of reprinting: Here is the beginning of a great article by Francisca Oluyole in the Daily Triumph
Impact of sanitation on survival
By Francisca Oluyole
UNICEF reports recently indicated that diarrhea prevalence rate in Nigeria is 18.8 per cent.
The rate, according to the report, is “one of the worst in sub-Saharan Africa”.
For many experts, the situation is “just not good enough” for a leading producer of crude oil, especially as children remain the worst victims of such a preventable disease.
Associated mostly with vomiting, purging and dehydration, diarrhea has been identified by the Nigerian health authorities as the second largest direct cause of child morbidity and mortality in Nigeria.
According to statistics from UNICEF, diarrhea accounts for more than 16 per cent of child deaths. That is a total of 150,000 deaths amongst children under five, annually.
Experts trace the disease to a lack of access to basic sanitation facilities and poor hygiene practices.
They say it is closely connected with malnourishment, as undernourished children usually have a compromised immune system and are also at a higher risk of developing pneumonia.
Recent reports from the World Health Organisation (WHO) have confirmed that Nigerian children will continue to be victims of diarrhea as the country is said to be one of the seven high-population countries with
total sanitation coverage of less than 50 per cent.
In effect, less than half of the population has access to improved sanitation and the access is as low as 10 per cent in some states with the situation worse in the rural areas.
The situation, according to the reports, has worsened in the last two decades, with environmental sanitation problems resulting in an escalating negative impact on public and environmental health.
Experts say poor environmental sanitation in Nigeria is characterised by the presence of heaps of refuse in cities, indiscriminate disposal of solid and other wastes, blocked drains, overgrown weeds, among others.
The state of food sanitation in homes, markets and abattoirs is equally appalling and unwholesome as food meant for human consumption is exposed to dust, flies, bacteria and other micro-organisms, they say.
The experts say that such probably accounts for the increasing cases of food-borne diseases such as cholera, food poisoning and typhoid fever.
According to Mr Jones Abari, an Abuja-based community health expert, the lack of safe and private toilets and hand-washing facilities in schools has ensured a quicker development of sanitation-related diseases on children. ….
to read full article by Francisca Oluyole in Daily Triumph go to http://www.triumphnewspapers.com/impact1522010.html R/AUWAL 1 1431 A.H. published MONDAY FEBRUARY 15 2010.
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