March 26, 2015

This session of the Consortium of Universities for Global Health Conference will address the problem of attacks on health workers, facilities, and patients in armed conflicts and situations of political volatility, repression, or violence. It will review the scope of the problem, impacts on health systems in affected countries, initiatives in evidence development and documentation, and strategies for increased protection through both humanitarian and human rights approaches. Speakers Widney Brown, JD, Director of Programs, Physicians for Human Rights, New York, New York

March 24, 2015

RSVP required to Lunch will be served. Tuberculosis (TB) kills 1.5 million people a year, mainly spread by coughing. From 8 to 10 million people in the US have TB infection. Drug resistance is growing globally, but TB programs are achieving impressive results by engaging with the community. How can we beat TB? How can we move faster to end TB deaths? Moderator: John Fawcett, Legislative Director, RESULTS

March 09, 2015

International Women's Day 2015 Event Women and girls experience widespread inequalities in socioeconomic power, education, and gender-based violence, resulting in lack of access to health services (including reproductive health and family planning services), which lead to detrimental health outcomes. For example, every day 800 women die from preventable causes related to pregnancy and childbirth, and women and girls face increased vulnerability to HIV/AIDS.