PATH’s work in developing innovative prevention strategies and screening technologies for cervical cancer, as well as approaches to treating and caring for those diagnosed with the disease, will be featured this week at the International Conference on Global Health.
The conference, “Securing a Healthier Future in a Changing World,” will also highlight PATH’s work in dozens of countries in the areas of gender equity, diarrheal disease, infant nutrition, vaccination, and reproductive health.
The conference is considered one of global health’s signature events. It is expected to draw more than 2,000 health and development professionals from nearly 100 countries. The event will be held June 13 to 17 at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, DC.
Our featured work
Staff from PATH offices around the world will present their work. Panel presentations featuring PATH staff include:
- Involving male and female participants in discussion of gender and gender–based norms. Dr. Julie Pulerwitz, leader of PATH’s HIV/AIDS Global Program, will be part of a panel discussion on gender issues highlighting the male perspective. She will speak about the evaluation of an intervention to change gender norms among young male workers and vocational students in Chongqing, China. Tuesday, June 14, 1:45 p.m. to 3:15 p.m., Ambassador Ballroom.
- Addressing the burden of noncommunicable diseases (NCDs): opportunities for women’s health. Proma Paul, a program officer with PATH’s Reproductive Health Global Program, will join a panel discussion on the impact of NCDs on women’s health. She will talk about self-sampling as a game-changing approach to cervical cancer screening. Tuesday, June 14, 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m., Diplomat Room.
- WaSHing (water, sanitation, and hygiene) to improve health in developing countries: opportunities and obstacles. Dr. Alfred Ochola, a PATH primary health care coordinator in Kenya, will be part of a panel discussion on safe water and sanitation. He will speak about integrating water, sanitation, and hygiene into diarrheal disease management. Tuesday, June 14, 5:15 to 6:15 p.m., Congressional Room.
- Models of cervical cancer prevention. Dr. Scott LaMontagne, a PATH country research manager, will moderate this panel discussion on research and interventions to reduce the burden of cervical cancer. Dr. José Jeronimo, a project director in PATH’s Reproductive Health Global Program, will highlight recent experience in Mozambique when speaking on implementation of a cervical cancer prevention program as a component of comprehensive reproductive health services. Wednesday, June 15, 10:15 a.m. to 11:45 a.m., Executive Room.
- From children to community leaders: community-based approaches to family planning and sexual reproductive health. Kumar Vikrant, a PATH program officer in India, will be part of a panel discussion on family planning and sexual reproductive health, speaking on group meetings of pregnant mothers and their mothers-in-law for improved maternal and neonatal health. Wednesday, June 15, 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m., Congressional Room.
- Demonstration projects—what are they, and why should we care? Terry Elliott, PATH’s director of Research Support Services, will participate in a discussion of the ethical complexities surrounding demonstration projects. He will review perspectives of the many groups involved, including the public health sector, academia, industry, international organizations, funders, and participants. Thursday, June 16, 10:15 a.m. to 11:45 a.m., Executive Room.
- Integrating cancer, other NCDs, and chronic illness into women and health platforms. Dr. Vivien Tsu, associate director of PATH’s Reproductive Health Global Program, will be part of a panel discussion on inequities in women’s health, highlighting challenges, opportunities, and examples of integrating cancer care into women and health platforms. Friday, June 17, 9:45 a.m. to 10:45 a.m., Diplomat Room.
- Addressing the burden of NCDs: school–based interventions. As part of a panel exploring opportunities to address NCDs through school–based inventions, Dr. LaMontagne will address how school– and health center–based programs compare in relation to the feasibility of human papillomavirus vaccination in Vietnam. Friday, June 17, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Ambassador Ballroom.
Other conference-related events
These events also feature PATH staff:
- Innovations in micronutrient powder programs: opportunities to reduce child anemia. Staff representing Infant & Young Child Nutrition Project, a US Agency for International Development project led by PATH, will join our partners in a panel discussion on innovations in micronutrient powder programming to reduce anemia and improve health among infants and young children. The event will open with hors d’oeuvres and a micronutrient powder exhibit. Wednesday, June 15, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Ambassador Ballroom.
- Scavenger hunt: what’s your poo IQ? PATH will host this scavenger hunt on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, June 14–16, to highlight challenges and opportunities for improving control of diarrheal disease.
See us at the conference
PATH staff, including our recruiters, will be at the Global Health Council’s annual conference. Visit us June 14–16 at the Omni Shoreham Hotel Exhibition Hall in Booth 701.
- Website of the 38th Annual International Conference for Global Health.
- Our work in cervical cancer.
- Our work on the introduction of human papillomavirus vaccines.
- Our work in gender equity.
- Our work in diarrheal disease.
- Our work in community-based approaches to reproductive health.
- Our work in infant and young child nutrition.
Posted on June 10, 2011.