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.
Department of Radiation OncologyRadiation Biology Research DivisionAll Division Meeting 12am-1pm in Room 8-146A; Lunch will be served at 11:45am
Department of Radiation OncologyRadiation Biology Research DivisionPI Meeting 12am-1pm in STCR 8-120 (Oval conference room)
Department of Radiation OncologyJournal ClubSTCR 8-146AB
Department of Radiation OncologyFaculty Meeting1-2PM PCAM Board Room
2013 Global Health Conference
Violence Against Children: Global Perspectives on Resilience, Response and Health Outcomes
Nov. 1, 2013
Save the date! The 6th Annual Pediatric Global Health Conference will be held Nov. 1, 2013. The topic this year is, "Violence Against Children: Global Perspectives on Resilience, Response and Health Outcomes."
Leila Zerrougui Ms. Leila Zerrougui was appointed Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict at the Under Secretary-General level in September 2012. In this capacity, she serves as a moral voice and independent advocate to build awareness and give prominence to the rights and protection of boys and girls affected by armed conflict.
Violence occurs in every country in the world, has devastating effects on the health and well-being of children, and negatively affects their ability to learn and their social and emotional development. Violence is often deeply rooted in cultural, economic and social practices and inhibits the potential for children to contribute to society. This conference will seek to explore:
The global developmental and psychosocial consequences of violence against children
The global response to violence against children
The long-term implications of violence for children, and society as a whole
Tools for professionals who work with children exposed to violence
Through expert faculty presentations, a keynote address and interactive panel discussions, this conference will provide conference attendees opportunities to understand the global reality and response to violence against children. Tools for clinicians working with children exposed to violence will also be explored.
Selected participants will be notified by October 1, 2013.
*Please note that by submitting an abstract you are acknowledging that one of the listed authors will be present at the conference to represent the poster at the conference. Submitting an abstract does not register you for the meeting. To register, click here.