Investing in better health

June 4, 2010 by PATH

PATH staff will present on diverse topics at the annual Global Health Council conference, including how to use US investments

This spring, after nearly a year of deliberation, a commission convened by the Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS) released a plan for US investment in global health. This month, PATH President and CEO and commission member Dr. Christopher J. Elias will join three of his commission colleagues to discuss the plan and solicit opinions for carrying it forward at a special session of the Global Health Council’s annual conference.

The International Conference for Global Health is the premier annual event in global health, drawing more than 2,500 health and development professionals from nearly 100 countries. This year’s conference, “Dateline 2010: Global Health Goals & Metrics,” will be held June 14 to June 18 at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, DC.

Moving the plan forward

Dr. Elias joins moderator Dr. Jeffrey Sturchio, president and CEO of the Global Health Council, and CSIS commission members Dr. John Hamre, president and CEO of the Center for Strategic and International Studies; Dr. Peter Piot, director of the Institute for Global Health, Imperial College London; and Dr. Karen Remley, state health commissioner with the Virginia Department of Health to review the CSIS commission’s recommendations for US global health policy and discuss how to advance them.

“Special Session: The CSIS Commission on Smart Global Health Policy Report” takes place from 10:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 15, in the Blue Room.

PATH presents at GHC

In addition, PATH staff from around the world will participate in this year’s conference. PATH’s participation in the conference includes:

  • Careers in Global Health: How We Got Started. Dr. Elias will join other panelists in describing how they got their start at this program for students and young professionals. Monday, June 14, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. in the Ambassador Ballroom.
  • Maximizing Nutritional Benefits From Agricultural Interventions. PATH and USAID’s Infant & Young Child Nutrition Project host this seminar, which will highlight key aspects of agricultural interventions that influence food security and specific project elements that can help maximize nutritional benefits. Monday, June 14, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Capitol Room.
  • The Role of INGOs in a Changing Development Landscape. Dr. Elias is a panelist at this candid discussion of the role of international nongovernmental organizations in a changing development landscape. Tuesday, June 15, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the Empire Ballroom.
  • Preparing for a Malaria Vaccine: Advocacy and Communications. Sally Ethelston, director of communications and advocacy for PATH’s Malaria Vaccine Initiative, will facilitate discussion at this roundtable session. Wednesday, June 16, 9:45 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in the Diplomat Ballroom, Table 7.
  • Nutritional Supplements and Complementary Feeding Practices. At this panel discussion, Rae Galloway, technical director of PATH’s Maternal and Child Health and Nutrition Global Program, will discuss incorporating iron-fortified Ultra Rice® into India’s Midday Meal Scheme. Wednesday, June 16, 2 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. in the Congressional Room.
  • Cervical Cancer Prevention: Recent Progress and Expanding Opportunities. PATH and our partners host drinks, hors d’oeuvres, and a lively exploration of the changing environment for cervical cancer prevention. Dr. Elias will moderate the discussion, which features Dr. José Jeronimo, director of PATH’s START-UP project, and Dr. Aisha Jumaan, director of PATH’s HPV Vaccines: Evidence for Impact project, along with other distinguished panelists. Wednesday, June 16, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Congressional Room.
  • From Innovation to Access: Making the Connection Between Developing and Delivering Global Health Technologies and Development. Dr. Elias will join a panel of experts to present case studies that illustrate a comprehensive approach to global health at this special session convened by the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative and the Global Health Technologies Coalition. Thursday, June 17,  2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the Palladian Room.
  • Key Approaches to Address Urgent Needs of Adolescent Girls. Dr. Emmanuel Mugisha, PATH’s human papillomavirus (HPV) project manager in Uganda, will join panelists as he discusses the roles of the education system and communities in the delivery of HPV vaccinations in Uganda. Friday, June 18, 9 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. in the Palladian Room.

See us at the conference

PATH staff—including our recruiters—will be at the Global Health Council’s 37th annual international conference. Visit us June 15 to June 18 at Exhibition Hall booth 204. 

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