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Monday, June 14
 

12:00am EDT

9:00am EDT

The Implementing Best Practices (IBP) 10th Anniversary Breakfast
WHO, USAID and partners of the Implementing Best Practice (IBP) in Reproductive Health Consortium invite you to join a celebration marking the 10-year anniversary of the IBP Initiative. This breakfast event will highlight a decade of activities, milestones, and achievements of the IBP partnership in our efforts to work at the global, regional and country level to harmonize approaches, reduce duplication and support the implementation and scaling up of proven effective practices. The agenda includes speakers from WHO, USAID, UNFPA, and IBP partners in the field, highlighting how the IBP Consortium has contributed to improving reproductive health outcomes worldwide. Join us and celebrate the power of partnership!
http://www.ibpinitiative.org/

Monday June 14, 2010 9:00am - 11:00am EDT
Palladian Ballroom

9:30am EDT

Climate Change, Food Security, and Household Health: The Right Metrics for the Right Country-Level Policy Choices
Climate Change, Food Security, and Household Health: The Right Metrics for the Right Country-Level Policy Choices The triple shock of food price hikes, soaring energy prices, and a global financial meltdown could be an early indicator for looming food insecurity and threats to household health. WHO estimates that 150,000 deaths already occur annually in low-income countries due to the effects of climate change on crop failures and malnutrition, and on the increased incidence and severity of floods, diarrheal diseases, and malaria. Emerging trends in household health, food security, and climate change will create newer challenges for human health that need to be understood and contextualized to inform country-level health policy decisions; despite global efforts, data show that progress toward Millennium Development Goals is slow and uneven, with outcomes for the most vulnerable sometimes worsening. Join us for a keynote overview of these emerging trends, followed by table discussions on information and policies needed to enhance country-level decision-making, led by experienced thought leaders in the field.
http://www.icfi.com/

Monday June 14, 2010 9:30am - 11:30am EDT
Diplomat Ballroom

9:30am EDT

The Health Open Educational Resources Network: Building Capacity for Health Education in Africa
This event will be a unique networking opportunity to explore the potential of using Open Educational Resource (OER) frameworks to leverage and maximize the impact of initiatives in health education in Africa, with a view to accelerating the creation of capacity in African health-care systems. This process will result in the establishment of a consortial approach to building a long- term program for health OER.
http://www.hewlett.org/http://www.oerafrica.org/http://www.umich.edu/

Monday June 14, 2010 9:30am - 11:30am EDT
Empire Ballroom

1:00pm EDT

Working with Faith Organizations and Networks to Achieve the MDGs
Moving from the early beginnings in missionary and humanitarian programs to full partnership in today's major global health efforts, faith-based programs now range from direct service delivery to serving as major implementers of Global Fund, PEPFAR, RBM and other large public health programs, whether they are implemented by FBOs or secular organizations. As all global health programs are now charged to demonstrate measurable impact on reducing mortality and morbidity and contributing to meeting the MDGs, the role of monitoring progress towards program objectives and evaluating best practices and lessons learned has become central to their work. Panelists from several different faith and professional backgrounds will present results from some of these programs, their perspectives on the role of religious organizations and networks in achieving these results, as share their experiences integrating professional public health evaluation practices into their organization. Session is open to everyone Please join us for what is sure to be a stimulating discussion! Contact: jean_capps@hotmail.com.
http://www.globalhealth.org/view_top.php3?id=604#faith

Monday June 14, 2010 1:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
Empire Ballroom

1:30pm EDT

District Level Malaria Advocacy: Scaling Up Malaria Control Through Partnerships
A panel of international experts from the public and private sector will stimulate discussion on how district-level advocacy teams can speed the scale up of malaria control in sub-Saharan Africa. The discussion will highlight a Voices for a Malaria-Free Future project that has mobilized the creation of District Malaria Advocacy Teams (DMATs) in Ghana, Tanzania, Mali, and Uganda. DMATs consist of a diverse group of leaders from the District Health Management Team, religious institutions, the government, the private sector, and traditional chiefs. Panelists will discuss opportunities and challenges associated with the DMATs, as well as the successes that have led to greater transparency in government and expanded malaria control coverage.

www.malariafreefuture.org

Monday June 14, 2010 1:30pm - 3:30pm EDT
Capitol Room

2:00pm EDT

Can Country Ownership Work? Field Perspectives on Health Systems Strengthening
Have doubts about country ownership? Want to hear more? Civil society and health ministries in developing countries have experience with a multitude of donor approaches, from disease-specific initiatives to health system strengthening to direct budget support. Currently, global health donors are seeking to increase country ownership: in the US Global Health Initiative, the Global Fund's transition to a Global Health Fund, and the creation of the International Health Partnership. Come listen to former Minister of Health Francisco Songane of Mozambique, Dr. Sin Somuny of MEDICAM in Cambodia, and others share their personal experiences. Tough questions welcomed.

www.msh.org

Monday June 14, 2010 2:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
Governors Room

2:00pm EDT

Crossing the Divide: Reaching the Poor with Commercial Health Networks and Franchises
USAID's Strengthening Health Outcomes through the Private Sector (SHOPS) Project will host an Auxiliary Session, Crossing the Divide: Reaching the Poor with Commercial Health Networks and Franchises on Monday, June 14th from 2-4pm in the Diplomat Ballroom. In recent years new business models have emerged that have allowed commercial health networks and franchises to better meet the health needs of those residing at the base of the economic pyramid. This panel discussion will showcase a range of examples and highlight challenges, results and lessons learned.

Monday June 14, 2010 2:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
Diplomat Ballroom

5:30pm EDT

Abt International Health Reception
Abt Associates' International Health Division will host a reception at which experts in health policy, systems strengthening, program implementation, and the private sector will share and exchange experiences on collaborating to improve community health in developing countries.
Refreshments will be served and all conference attendees are welcome.
http://www.abtassociates.com/

Monday June 14, 2010 5:30pm - 7:30pm EDT
Palladian Ballroom

5:30pm EDT

Maximizing Nutritional Benefits from Agricultural Interventions
Maximizing Nutritional Benefits from Agricultural Interventions This seminar will present a procedure for assessing the likely impact of agricultural interventions on the most nutritionally vulnerable populations. Participants will learn about identifying aspects of interventions to monitor for indications that adverse nutritional impact is occurring or likely will occur. Participants will test drive the procedure using examples of actual projects. Increases in agricultural production do not always lead to positive nutritional impact. To achieve maximal nutritional benefit, agricultural interventions should have positive (or at least neutral) impacts on the food security of nutritionally marginalized groups, and additionally must a) increase access of these groups to nutritionally beneficial crops and products, and b) be coupled with nutrition counseling activities. Importantly, unintended negative consequences for nutritionally marginalized groups need careful consideration, such as potential increases in women's workload that may negatively impact child feeding.
http://www.iycn.org/

Monday June 14, 2010 5:30pm - 7:30pm EDT
Capitol Room

6:00pm EDT

From Diagnostic Technologies to Diagnosis in the Field
Why do we need better diagnostics? Join us to learn about the development of new diagnostic tools, to share different experiences of how they can be used in endemic countries, and to discuss how better diagnostics can support other in-country disease management efforts and programs. Chaired by the CEO of FIND, Giorgio Roscigno, and introduced by James Kakooza, the Minister of State for Health (Public Health Care), Uganda, this symposium will first highlight the current state of research in diagnostics for tuberculosis, malaria and sleeping sickness, drawing on the diverse experiences of FIND staff members (Gerd Michel, Senior Technology Officer, Joseph Ndung'u, Head of HAT Diagnostics Program, and Evan Lee, Senior Policy Officer). The second part of the symposium will focus on the experiences of FIND partners in rolling out diagnostics in countries, advocacy activities in the field, and in the strengthening of laboratories. Presenters will include Tsehaynesh Messele (Director General, Ethiopian Health and Nutrition Research Institute), John Kabayo (Coordinator, African Union's Pan African Tsetse and Trypanosomiasis Eradication Campaign), John Nkengasong (Associate Director for Laboratory Science, Centers for Disease Control) and Jorge Bermudez (Executive Secretary, UNITAID).

www.finddiagnostics.org

Monday June 14, 2010 6:00pm - 8:00pm EDT
Governors Room
  Auxiliary Events

6:00pm EDT

Real Collaboration: What It Takes for Global Health to Succeed Book Launch
In global health there is a compelling need for what we call real collaboration, the give-and-take of human beings who are so dedicated to a mission they will set aside the politics of organizations, share the difficulties, and invent solutions together. Yet, collaborations in global health often fall short of what they hope to achieve. The difficulty comes in translating the attitude and concept of collaboration into concrete applications. The Task Force for Global Health with the support of Milbank Memorial Fund is excited to invite participants to the book launch of Real Collaboration: What It Takes for Global Health to Succeed. Essential reading for those who work in global health, this practical handbook focuses on what might be the most important lesson of the last fifty years: that collaboration is the best way to make health resources count for disadvantaged people around the world. Designed as a learning resource to catalyze fresh thinking, Real Collaboration draws from case studies of teams struggling to combat smallpox, river blindness, polio, and other health threats. In honest appraisals, participants share their missteps as well as their successes. Based on these stories, as well as on analyses of many other enterprises, this accessible, engaging book distills the critical factors that can increase the likelihood of success for those who are launching or managing a new partnership. The reception attendees will be able to learn more about the book and the principles it presents directly from two of its authors, Mark Rosenberg and Elisabeth Hayes.
http://www.taskforce.org/

Monday June 14, 2010 6:00pm - 8:00pm EDT
Executive Room

6:30pm EDT

Delivering Sustainable Health Solutions Worldwide
Project HOPE has been a leader in developing and implementing health care solutions to challenges worldwide for more than 50 years. HOPE's innovative, long-term solutions have influenced the health of people and health systems in more than 100 countries. HOPE President and CEO John P. Howe III, M.D., and members of the HOPE staff from around the world will share their insights about the organization's proven results in a panel discussion that will be moderated by Susan Dentzer, Editor-in-Chief of Health Affairs. Reception to follow panel discussion. To RSVP, email dboylan@projecthope.org.

www.projecthope.org

Monday June 14, 2010 6:30pm - 8:30pm EDT
Hampton Ballroom

6:30pm EDT

Health Metrics Network
THIS EVENT IS BY INVITATION ONLY
Monday June 14, 2010 6:30pm - 8:30pm EDT
Diplomat Ballroom

6:30pm EDT

The ACCESS Family Planning Program: Learning About Effective Approaches for Postpartum Family Planning
The ACCESS Family Planning Program: Learning About Effective Approaches for Postpartum Family Planning ACCESS Family Planning Program representatives from Bangladesh, Kenya and Nigeria will share key areas of learning in the implementation of postpartum family planning approaches guided by evidence-based practices. These presentations will include community and facility-based strategies for reaching women and their families with family planning information and services in the first year postpartum. Global lessons learned in the integration of family planning into maternal and newborn health programs will also be presented.

http://www.accesstohealth.org/program/ppfp.htm

Monday June 14, 2010 6:30pm - 8:30pm EDT
Congressional Room

6:30pm EDT

Walk the Talk: Investing to Solve the Health Workforce Crisis to Reach the MDGs and Save Lives
Walk the Talk: Investing to Solve the Health Workforce Crisis to Reach the MDGs and Save Lives Density and management skills of HRH, particularly community health workers, nurses, midwives, and doctors, significantly affect maternal, infant and under-five mortality rates. Thirty-nine countries in Africa have not met the minimum threshold of 2.3 health professionals per 1,000 population to very likely achieve the MDGs and Africa alone is short some 1 million health workers. The severe HRH shortage is attributed to many factors, including under-investment in health systems and HRH. Only recently have global initiatives like PEPFAR and the Global Fund fully recognized and supported HSS. If the MDGs are to be achieved, an actionable way forward is required to develop needs-based targets for scaling-up HRH with commensurate funding. This session will discuss proposals to solve the HRH crisis, including adequate HRH financing, HRH internal and external migration and the need to further strengthen various global health initiatives.
Food and beverages served.
http://www.amref.org/

Monday June 14, 2010 6:30pm - 8:30pm EDT
Empire Ballroom
 
Tuesday, June 15
 

12:00am EDT

8:30am EDT

Helping Babies Breathe - Hands-on Introduction for MCH Experts
THIS EVENT IS BY INVITATION ONLY
Tuesday June 15, 2010 8:30am - 10:30am EDT
Palladian Ballroom

12:45pm EDT

Luncheon: Tuberculosis and Women's Health: Lessons of Survival and Advocacy from South Africa and the US
Auxiliary Luncheon: Tuberculosis and Women's Health: Lessons of Survival and Advocacy from South Africa and the US Under the umbrella of the Global Health Initiative (GHI), the US establishes a common framework for global health and aims to enhance coordination among US global health programs through a health systems strengthening and women-centered approach. This session will discuss women and tuberculosis (TB) as part of a broad women's health agenda. In addition, the session will examine the state of advocacy on TB, specifically goals and metrics related to advocacy and what can be done to increase awareness of this disease that takes the lives of 4,500 each day. Come hear the compelling story and TB survival experience of International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies Global TB Advocate Ms. Gerry Elsdon, who will be accompanied by expert panelists in the areas of advocacy and global health.

Tuesday June 15, 2010 12:45pm - 2:15pm EDT
Palladian Ballroom

3:30pm EDT

Spirit of Alma Ata 1978 Caucus Meeting
The Spirit of Alma Ata 1978 Caucus invites all conference participants to attend their annual meeting and share experiences, research, and resources for renewing primary health care.
http://www.globalhealth.org/view_top.php3?id=604#alma

Tuesday June 15, 2010 3:30pm - 5:00pm EDT
Palladian Ballroom

5:30pm EDT

Sustainable Community Systems Strengthening for HIV and AIDS Care and Support for Vulnerable Populations
Sustainable Community Systems Strengthening for HIV and AIDS Care and Support for Vulnerable Populations World Vision is happy to share its experience responding to global impact of HIV and AIDS through its Hope Initiative: a child-focused, household and community-based initiative in partnership with government ministries, local and international agencies. The initiative empowers orphans and vulnerable populations through holistic, comprehensive and sustainable approaches to mitigate the impact of HIV and AIDS at individual, household and community levels, carried out through expansion of HIV prevention, strengthening household and community capacity to care for the infected and affected and promoting advocacy around issues of HIV. World Vision through government, bilateral grants, public-private partnerships, and private funds, implements HIV and AIDS projects in 60 countries, annually serving more than 1.5 million children, chronically ill persons, and faith leaders. Best practices and lessons learned providing sustainable community systems strengthening at household, community and national levels will be presented as essential steps in comprehensive response to OVC care and support.
http://www.worldvision.org/

Tuesday June 15, 2010 5:30pm - 7:30pm EDT
Blue Room

6:30pm EDT

6:30pm EDT

Helping Babies Breathe - Reports from Bangladesh, India, Kenya, Pakistan, and Tanzania
This session will provide you with an introduction to Helping Babies Breathe, a neonatal resuscitation curriculum developed so all persons who care for babies at birth can learn to help babies who do not initially breathe well. Reports, stories, and data from the 5 countries where HBB was piloted will be shared by the principal investigators and master trainers. The objective of HBB is to train health care providers and birth attendants in developing countries. A unique methodology and a hands-on focus are used to teach The Golden Minute concept that identifies the steps that birth attendants must take in that first minute of life. HBB has the potential to make a significant contribution to MDG 4. Helping Babies Breathe is developed by the American Academy of Pediatrics in collaboration with USAID, Saving Newborn Lives, NICHD, and other stakeholders.

http://www.helpingbabiesbreathe.org/

Tuesday June 15, 2010 6:30pm - 8:30pm EDT
Hampton Ballroom

6:30pm EDT

Moving Integration in Global Health from Rhetoric to Reality
Integration in health can help achieve a more harmonious service delivery strategy that improves efficiency and cost effectiveness, and recognizes the holistic needs of the client. Integration in health has been defined in two principal ways. The first is between programming and/or funding of vertical interventions such as HIV/AIDS, TB, or family planning. The second is between these vertical interventions and a horizontal health systems strengthening agenda. The core question we strive to answer is: how can we move beyond rhetoric to real functional integration that improves population health outcomes? Our panel (speakers TBD) will explore this question by discussing how vertical HIV/AIDS programming has had a spillover effect on broader health systems strengthening efforts, what USAID and/or PEPFAR priorities are for integration, and where field projects have had success with integration, such as the Chemonics-implemented USAID project in Angola.
http://www.chemonics.com

Tuesday June 15, 2010 6:30pm - 8:30pm EDT
Executive Room

6:30pm EDT

Stronger Health Systems for Greater Health Impact
Health systems strengthening is the only path to sustainable health impact. But how do we know what works? And what kind of progress are we making? Join MSH for a wine and cheese reception with opening words by Afghan Ambassador Said Jawad (invited), Haitian Minister of Health Alex Larsen, and MSH Chief Executive Officer Dr. Jonathan D. Quick. In Afghanistan, Haiti, and around the world, MSH is building stronger health systems to reverse the spread of infectious disease and achieve universal access to basic health services. How is your organization contributing to this global effort and how can we work together?
http://www.msh.org/

Tuesday June 15, 2010 6:30pm - 8:30pm EDT
Congressional Room

6:30pm EDT

The Sound of Hope: Making Hearing Matter in the Developing World
Hearing loss is a widespread problem that lies at the core of health, education, and economic development. The WHO estimates that at least 4.5% of the world's population has disabling hearing loss that affects their ability to communicate and to participate in education or work. The numbers are even more striking in developing countries where up to 20% of children may fail basic hearing screening exams and there is often little or no access to services for their hearing loss. Fortunately, over half of the cases of hearing loss are preventable through programs that support vaccination, limit access to ototoxic drugs, curb exposures to harmful noise in the workplace, integrate ear and hearing health into primary healthcare, and providing the hearing impaired with adequate services and rehabilitation. This event will explore the critical need and challenges of incorporating these programs into our healthcare goals for developing countries.
http://www.entlink.net/

Tuesday June 15, 2010 6:30pm - 8:30pm EDT
Governors Room

7:00pm EDT

Bridging the Divide: HIV Catalyzing Transformation of Health Systems
The International AIDS Society (IAS), with the funding from the Rockefeller Foundation and in collaboration with the International Centre for AIDS Care and Treatment Programs (ICAP) at Columbia University, convened a pre-conference at the IAS 2009 Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention on 18 July, 2009 in Cape Town. The meeting gathered up to 100 experts, researchers, practitioners and implementers from the fields of HIV and health systems to review the results and progress from the work currently being carried out in the area of HIV and health systems strengthening by a range of international experts. The IAS-ICAP Satellite will build on the IAS 2009 Cape Town pre-conference discussions and provide an opportunity for GHC conference delegates to discuss the following critical questions. What is the evidence on the impact of HIV scale-up on broader health systems? Why - HIV can catalyze transformation of health systems? What strategies are required in leveraging the impact of HIV programming to improve non-targeted services? What examples of models of good practice? What are the options in moving forward the agenda - to accelerate research, rigorous evaluation and bridge the divide between HIV programming, other priority health conditions and health systems strengthening? Session Moderators: Dr. Wafaa El-Sadr, ICAP Director and Robin Gorna, IAS Executive Director.

Tuesday June 15, 2010 7:00pm - 9:00pm EDT
Palladian Ballroom

7:00pm EDT

Increase in Service Delivery Through Increased Awareness for Positive Maternal, Neonatal, and Child Health Behaviors
Increase in Service Delivery through Increased Awareness for Positive Maternal, Neonatal, and Child Health Behaviors The USAID-funded PAIMAN project has made a major contribution to improving MNCH in 24 districts of Pakistan through evidence-based communication, advocacy and mobilization strategies, through a package of community-based obstetrical and neonatal services, and by provision of 24/7 referral services. PAIMAN has established a network of religious scholars (Ulama) that disseminates MNCH messages through Friday sermons. In addition strong mass media component that includes a drama series: Paiman, two music videos, seven television commercials, a series of PAIMAN TV magazine shows, a radio magazine show and two documentaries on puppet shows and the Ulama intervention. At the same time a package of community-based obstetrical and neonatal services were offered through developing a new cadre of CMWs, orientation of TBAs on clean delivery practices, and arrangement of emergency transport system. Referral health facilities have been upgradated and and human resource issues were addressed through innovative solutions. As shown by the information generated through a renewed HMIS, PAIMAN's innovative strategies have tremendously improved the utilization of MNCH services by women and children across Pakistan.
http://www.paiman.org.pk/

Tuesday June 15, 2010 7:00pm - 9:00pm EDT
Diplomat Ballroom

7:00pm EDT

The Role of INGOs in a Changing Development Landscape
A candid dialogue on the role of INGOs in a changing development landscape. Challenging questions will be directed to leaders from INGOs, multilaterals, developing world government(s) and US government. The Global Health Initiative makes country ownership of the health agenda a clear priority. What does that mean for health and development assistance? Bringing our diverse perspectives into a single conversation will help us better understand the implementation challenges, what tools will be necessary to succeed in this new environment, and what steps we can take-separately and in partnership-to achieve sustainable results. Key questions will include: - What should the role of INGOs be going forward? - How can their collective wisdom be leveraged for maximum impact? - How should INGOs retool to more effectively deliver their technical and capacity building expertise in this new environment? We look forward to your participation in this important discussion.

Tuesday June 15, 2010 7:00pm - 9:00pm EDT
Empire Ballroom
  Auxiliary Events
 
Wednesday, June 16
 

12:00am EDT

12:30pm EDT

Luncheon: Extending Service Delivery (ESD) Project - End of Project Conference
The USAID-funded Extending Service Delivery (ESD) Project is managed and directed by Pathfinder International in partnership with IntraHealth International, Management Sciences for Health, and Meridian Group International, Inc. ESD addresses the need for quality, community-based reproductive health and family planning services and information for poor, hard-to-reach, and under-served populations and is USAID's flagship project in RH/FP. ESD's luncheon will showcase the project's accomplishments throughout its five-year lifetime, and portray how it helped to implement and scale-up best and promising practices to meet the needs of some of the most underserved. Some of the topical areas addressed will be: working with religious leaders to raise awareness about RH/FP; engaging the private sector to promote RH/FP through corporate social responsibility; integrating healthy timing and spacing messages into health programs around the world, and; scaling-up FP/MNCH best practices across the health care continuum.
http://www.esdproj.org/site/PageServer

Wednesday June 16, 2010 12:30pm - 2:00pm EDT
Ambassador Ballroom

6:00pm EDT

Cervical Cancer Prevention: Recent Progress and Expanding Opportunities
Please join PATH and our partners for drinks, hors d'oeuvres and a lively exploration of the changing environment for cervical cancer prevention! Cervical cancer is a serious disease, with nearly 500,000 new cases each year and about 275,000 deaths, primarily in low-resource settings. New screening and treatment approaches, along with new vaccines, may be the keys to improving cervical cancer prevention in the developing world. An expert panel from UNFPA, PAHO, and PATH will share up-to-date information on the disproportionate burden of cervical cancer, highlight new policies aimed at increasing access to life-saving technologies, present the latest data from Africa, Asia and Latin America on operational research into strategies for reaching girls with HPV vaccine and describe demonstration studies of a new, lower-cost, easier-to-use and highly sensitive HPV DNA test. An innovative, online Action Planner also will be introduced.

http://www.path.org/

Wednesday June 16, 2010 6:00pm - 8:00pm EDT
Congressional Room
  Auxiliary Events

6:00pm EDT

Global Health Fellows Program/Public Health Institute Social Reception and Exemplar Awards
Join the Global Health Fellows Program/Public Health Institute for a fun social reception. Enjoy food, refreshments, music and socializing with your Global Health colleagues and don't miss the annual GHFP Outstanding Exemplar Awards. These awards are our way to raise awareness of the significance of developing a global health workforce for the future and to provide recognition for those who have taken a leadership role in this important effort.

http://www.ghfp.net/

Wednesday June 16, 2010 6:00pm - 8:00pm EDT
Palladian Ballroom

6:00pm EDT

Honoring Those Who Are Helping Rebuild Haiti
This event is an opportunity for the global health community to interact with the individuals and organizations who are involved in the task of helping rebuild Haiti's post-quake health systems and are working together with the government of Haiti to help provide access to health and human services.
http://www.abbottglobalcare.org/

Wednesday June 16, 2010 6:00pm - 8:00pm EDT
Ambassador Ballroom

6:00pm EDT

PRIDE in Saving Mothers and Children
PRIDE (Primary Healthcare Revitalization, Integration and Decentralization in Earthquake-affected areas) provides technical assistance to the Departments of Health in two districts in Pakistan devastated by the 2005 earthquake: Bagh District in AJ&K and Mansehra District in NWFP. The project is working in all 126 government primary health facilities in Bagh and Mansehra, which serve around 2 million people. PRIDE is committed to better health outcomes for the people of Bagh and Mansehra districts through improved health systems, health services and community participation. The project particularly seeks to address the ongoing tragedy of some of the worst maternal, newborn and child health indicators in South Asia. PRIDE is a $30 million project, funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). The project is implemented by a consortium of international partners including the International Rescue Committee, Jhpiego (a Johns Hopkins afflilate) and Management Sciences for Health.
RSVP to Deirdre Russo at drusso@jhpiego.net.

Wednesday June 16, 2010 6:00pm - 8:00pm EDT
Diplomat Ballroom
  Auxiliary Events

6:30pm EDT

Establishment of the Caribbean Public Health Agency
CARICOM heads of government formally approved the plans for the implementation of CARPHA. A cross section of partners are invited to join in a discussion of the CARPHA Implementation Plan which maps out the establishment of a fully functional agency by the latter half of 2014. This initiative among 12 member states of the Caribbean community and five associate members is a very significant undertaking to ensure that these relatively small states embark on an effective mechanism of functional cooperation that would strengthen their public health responses to outbreaks of diseases, emergencies and disasters and contribute to the health and development of the CARICOM region. It also offers prospects for closer collaboration in public health with the English, Dutch, and French overseas territories of the Caribbean as well as with the Spanish-speaking Caribbean and with partners in the hemisphere, Europe, and elsewhere.

Wednesday June 16, 2010 6:30pm - 8:30pm EDT
Hampton Ballroom

6:30pm EDT

Reducing Neonatal Deaths: Proven Solutions from Southeast Asia
This event will showcase the East Meets West Foundation's work in significantly reducing neonatal mortality and morbidity in Southeast Asia through customized, clinical solutions. The statistics are sobering: 99 percent of all newborn deaths occur in the developing world, almost two-thirds of infant deaths occur in the first month of life, and every year 4 million newborns die worldwide from easily treatable diseases. Yet newborn care is the branch of medicine with the least investment, research and innovation. Attempts to provide solutions often fail, because the interventions are not appropriate to the local conditions where they are implemented. The East Meets West Foundation has been tackling this issue in Vietnam for the past four years through its Breath of Life program, with outstanding results. Breath of Life provides key neonatal medical equipment to hospitals and integrates those technologies into the medical system by training medical personnel and working with the local health authorities to increase the capacity for newborn care. The equipment is locally engineered and manufactured in Vietnam, making it low cost. The program's flagship piece of technology, the Continuous Positive Air Pressure (CPAP) machine, treats respiratory distress, the most common ailment in newborns. A standard treatment in the developed world, CPAP was virtually nonexistent in Vietnam five years ago. When it was introduced in EMW's pilot program at the National Hospital of Pediatrics in Hanoi, 24-hour infant mortality rates dropped by 70 percent. The program is also providing a complementary array of neonatal equipment to tackle other causes of infant mortality and morbidity, including LED-equipped phototherapy machines to treat jaundice, infant warmers, and infection-control alcohol gel. Today, neonatal equipment provided by Breath of Life is operating in more than 140 hospitals in Vietnam, primarily at the national and provincial level. With simple, clinical interventions, Breath of Life has saved the lives of tens of thousands of babies, providing a replicable model of neonatal care that EMW is now implementing in Laos, Cambodia and East Timor. Come learn about this innovative program at our Global Health Council event. The event will include a short presentation on the program and a panel discussion with program staff who are directly working with the hospitals in Southeast Asia and our program advisors from Oakland Children's Research Hospital and Harvard Medical School who have overseen the program since inception in Vietnam, providing expertise and best practices to our partners in Southeast Asia.

www.eastmeetswest.org

Wednesday June 16, 2010 6:30pm - 8:30pm EDT
Executive Room

6:30pm EDT

Tackling HIV Related Stigma and Discrimination in South Asia: Lessons Learned
Although HIV prevalence in South Asia is low, marginalized groups such as sex workers, injecting drug users and men having sex with men are particularly vulnerable to HIV. Stigma and other barriers impede efforts to reach those most in need of prevention, care and treatment services. A competitive grants program: The South Asia Regional Development Marketplace: Tackling Stigma and Discrimination have supported innovative approaches for reducing S&D in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka, engaging a broad spectrum of groups, including transgender communities, MSM, IDU, sex workers, people living with HIV, the media and religious leaders. At this session we will present the lessons learnt from this initiative and showcase best practices in tackling stigma in South Asia. We will also discuss the monitoring and evaluation aspects of this regional effort to reduce stigma while building capacity among communities to monitor their programs. Stigma indicators that could be incorporated into national programs that scale up these innovations will also be discussed.

http://web.worldbank.org/WBSITE/EXTERNAL/COUNTRIES/SOUTHASIAEXT/0,,contentMDK:22078231~pagePK:146736~piPK:146830~theSitePK:223547,00.html

Wednesday June 16, 2010 6:30pm - 8:30pm EDT
Governors Room

6:30pm EDT

The Role of Human Resources in the Global Health Initiative: An Informal Dialogue
How can activities to strengthen health systems be most effectively integrated with service delivery? What are promising practices for rapid scale-up of health worker education and training? How can the problems of retention and low productivity best be addressed? What are the most effective advocacy strategies for human resources for health? What key indicators should the U.S. Government track? Join the global CapacityPlus Project for an informal, interactive conversation focusing on concrete, practical, and realistic suggestions for addressing the health worker crisis in the context of the Global Health Initiative.
http://www.capacityplus.org/

Wednesday June 16, 2010 6:30pm - 8:30pm EDT
Empire Ballroom

7:00pm EDT

Health SWAps in Sub-Saharan Africa: Delivering on the Promise?
Development assistance for health sector development increased from approximately $2 million in 1998 to $937 million in 2007. In 2006, funding for health sector support for the first time exceeded both TB- and malaria-specific funding (IHME 2009). During this time, the sector-wide approach (SWAp) has evolved as a way to coordinate financing for health, with improving health outcomes as its primary goal. But have SWAps delivered on their promise? ACTION (Advocacy to Control TB Internationally), with support from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, will present new research on SWAps and the extent to which they appear to be linked to improvements in TB and other health outcomes, with a focus on projects supported by the World Bank and its development partners in sub-Saharan Africa. The session will include a discussion of the findings and recommendations for improving the implementation of SWAps. Reception to follow.
www.action.org

Wednesday June 16, 2010 7:00pm - 9:00pm EDT
Capitol Room
 
Thursday, June 17
 

12:00am EDT

10:30am EDT

The First 30 Days: Emergency Health Response in the Aftermath of the Earthquake in Haiti
The devastating earthquake in Haiti triggered a massive international response with hundreds of organizations mobilizing to support the government and people of Haiti. Join in a discussion with representatives of the Haitian government, PAHO/WHO, the US military and NGOs who will share their perspectives as health responders in the earliest days of the emergency.

http://www.globalhealth.org/view_top.php3?id=604#humanitarian

Thursday June 17, 2010 10:30am - 12:15pm EDT
Empire Ballroom

12:45pm EDT

Mid-Year Meeting of the International Health Section of the American Public Health Association
The mid-year meeting is an opportunity to revisit the annual goals and projects of the International Health Section of APHA, and to become involved. If you are a member, or are considering joining, please attend and participate. The session will include updates on committee activities and discussion of possible next steps. In addition, current elected leadership and invited others will be invited to remain after the session to review our strategic planning progress. Plans for the Annual meeting will be reviewed and discussed. The IH Section is a large section, and due to travel, there is a need for more active involvement. We are seeking individuals with interest to become involved with a good possibility of trying out your leadership and technical skills. Please attend ready to be involved.
A light lunch will be served.
http://www.apha.org/membergroups/sections/aphasections/intlhealth/

Thursday June 17, 2010 12:45pm - 2:30pm EDT
Empire Ballroom
 
Friday, June 18
 

12:00am EDT