An international conference organized by the Master of Public Administration Program, in collaboration with The African & Caribbean Business Council.
While other regions of the world are making strides in improving the living standards of their citizens, Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) is still trapped in poverty with more than 40% of its 600 million people living below the internationally recognised absolute poverty level of US$ 1 per day. Several reports highlight corruption as one of the institutional and systemic problems responsible for keeping million of Africans under absolute poverty. In fact, the 2008 Transparency International report demonstrates a direct link between corruption and failure of societal institutions to effectively achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in SSA. It is a serious concern that the goals of halving poverty in SSA by the year 2015 from the level of 1990 will not be met.
Exploring the Health Gap: Global Gender Disparities and the Impact on Girls
Nov. 3 – 4, 2014, at the Colket Translational Research Building, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Mark your calendar for the 7th Annual Pediatric Global Health Conference. Our theme this year is “Exploring the Health Gap: Global Gender Disparities and the Impact on Girls.”
Through faculty presentations, a keynote address, panel discussions and multimedia presentations, this conference will provide opportunities for healthcare professionals to explore how gender inequality impacts girls’ health and wellness around the world.
Look for registration information to land in your inbox later this summer.
Our keynote speaker is Dr. Ruth Levine, a development economist and expert in international development, global health, and education. The title of her talk is, Start with a Girl: A New Agenda for Global Health.
Call for posters: Deadline is Sept. 1
The Global Health Center is now accepting abstracts for the poster session for our annual conference. Please review all poster submission details before you submit an abstract.
Submission deadline is Monday, Sept. 1. Selected participants will be notified by Sept. 20.
Evidence-based Public Health Series: "From the Streets to the ER: The Opiod Analgesic Epidemic" with Jooyoung Lee, PhD & Jeanmarie Perrone, MD
CPHI Seminar Series: "Fact, Fiction, & Local Action: Resetting the Norm for Tobacco Use in Behavioral Health Settings" with Robert A. Schnoll, PhD & Ryan Coffman, MPH, CHES
CPHI Seminar Series: "Immigrant Health, Workforce Diversity, & Cross-Cultural Community" with Jose Ramon Fernandez-Pena, MD, MPA & Katherine Yun, MD
THE EBOLA EPIDEMIC: PUBLIC HEALTH, HUMAN RIGHTS AND A COMMUNITY RESPONSE
Thursday, October 30, 2014
5:00 PM-7:30 PM
The Ebola Epidemic: Public Health, Human Rights and a Community Response
Thursday, October 30, 2014
5:00pm - 7:30pm
Nesbitt Hall, Stein Auditorium
3215 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
Please join us on Thursday, October 30 at 5:00pm in Nesbitt Hall for a 'teach-in' led by Drexel University School of Public Health faculty and our partners at the African Family Health Organization. We will be learning about the science, history and human rights implications of the Ebola epidemic and the community response at Drexel University, in Philadelphia and abroad.
Event: "Ebola in West Africa Panel Discussion"
Date: November 10th from 1PM to 2:30PM.
Venue: John Morgan '62 Auditorium
Description: Experts in infectious disease and public health come together to discuss the epidemic of Ebola in West Africa including a diverse range of topics from virology to epidemiology to crisis management. The implications for the region and the world, as well as how the Penn community can help to restore health to West Africa will also be covered. Lunch will be provided!
Intersections: The Impact of Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, and Race/Ethnicity on Health
Location: John Morgan Reunion Auditorium
Date & Time: Friday, Nov. 14th; 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm RSVP
Join Alicia Matthews, PhD, a clinical psychologist and associate professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago, as she addresses the institutional, economic, social, and environmental factors that intersect and impact the health of LGBT individuals and racial/ethnic minorities.
Quitting Like a Turk: How tobacco control became a political priority in Turkey
Location: Room D28 Caster Building, School of Social Policy and Practice
Join Connie Hoe, MSW (Penn School of Social Policy and Practice alum) and PhD Candidate (John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health) as she shares a fascinating case study about how a group of people changed tobacco control policies in Turkey.