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Focus on MDG 7- ENSURE ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY
Gregory Pappas MD PhD has worked in 40 countries including Pakistan where he served as Chairman of Community Health Science at the Aga Khan University. He wrote and edited (with Omar Khan) “Megacities and Global Health for APHA Press. Dr. Pappas was a major author of the PEPFAR Five Year Strategic Plan: a report to Congress and worked in six countries in Africa and the Caribbean rolling out antiretroviral therapy, building infrastructure for care delivery. Dr Pappas has also work extensively in the US and is the author of numerous articles, including his work in the New England Journal of Medicine “The increasing disparity in mortality between socioeconomic groups in the United States “and his book with Cornell University Press, The Magic City: unemployment in a working class community.
“ Urban living: a challenge to reaching MDGs”
By 2007 over half the people on planet were living in cities and the trend continues. Cities in less developed country have serious health challenges and inequalities that if not addressed will make reaching MDGs even more difficult . In addition large here it comes urban centers in global cities (megacities over 10 million people) are the source for political unrest and breed disease that threaten the entire global. Getting development right in these places matters to us all.
THIS WEEK’S TOPIC : ROLE OF PRIMARY HEALTH CARE IN PROMOTING THE MDGS
Special guest: DR. PAUL FREEMAN DrPH MBBS MPH MHP Dr Freeman is a physician with advanced training in tropical disease control and general public health, health personnel education, and health program management and evaluation.
Read more: http://www.africanviews.org/component/content/article/1068-millennium-development-goals/49474-role-of-primary-health-care-in-promoting-the-mdgs
Investing in Women to promote global partnerships and gender equity. Focusing on MDGs 1 and 3.
Special guest Cecilia Dinio Durkin
Cecilia has been working in Women's Economic Empowerment since living in Botswana, Africa in 2003. In 2006, she returned to the USA to sell their Fair Trade products. The retail and wholesale business she created is Women's Work which has expanded to include items from over 20 countries and now affects thousands of women from around the world. Her expertise in product development while using Fair Trade Principles has various governments sending her to work with women and women-owned businesses to develop handicrafts, marketing materials and branding of products to the US market. Last year her efforts won her a Best Practice Award from the Committee to Teach About the UN. And this year her business has been recognized by the area Chamber of Commerce by receiving the Athena Award and from Hudson Valley Magazine, Best Woman-Owned Business award for her positive impact on the lives of women.
Special guest: Dr Nohra Villamil Torres, MD, MPH, MSc, MHSEQ Dr Villamil has over 20 years of experience in promoting and leading projects in the field of public health, gender, education, capacity building, integrated quality systems, social development, and human rights in Africa and Latin America. She has worked in directing, managing, planning, training, researching, monitoring & evaluating and, advising ensuring best practices and quality systems. For the last one and a half year, she has worked as CEO and project Coordinator of Let's Advance Together Foundation, in Colombia, which focuses on education and capacity building, reproductive health, support o single mothers, reduction of gender violence, promotion of basic sanitation, integrated self-sufficient farms and family businesses. Before that, she worked assisting the Ministry of Health in Angola through various USAID-funded projects. She was National Senior Health Advisor for Save the Children in Angola providing capacity building to solve critical problems in Luanda, Kuanza Sul, Huambo and Zaire provinces. Dr Villamil will share her experience and lesson learned improving health systems to help countries achieve the Millennium Development Goals.
Today's guest is Mr. Masaki Inaba, Board member and Director for Global Health Program, Africa Japan Forum. Executive Director of Ugoku/Ugokasu (Global Call to Action against Poverty Japan), which is a network of 73 Japanese civil society organizations for advocacy and mobilization to achieve Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).
Skit: "Witch-craft: Blame game?"
THIS WEEK’S TOPIC focuses on" What are the effects of women’s economic self-help group programs on women’s empowerment? A systematic review". This focuses on MDG 3" Promote gender equality and empower women"
Special guests : Ruby Warnock and Kelly Johnson
MPH students from Touro College California who have working on reviewing and
assessing the impact of self help group programs on womens empowerment
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TONIGHT 04/10 09:00PM CDT – “The New America, How do you like ?”
Tonight, we will be discussing the ‘NEW’ Ruby Ridge involving Nevada rancher, Cliven Bundy.
The complete total abuse of power by various agencies, if not all agencies of the Obama Administration. We’ll also be discussing what the UN calls Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) which involved the implementation of Agenda 21 and forced urbanization of American Citizens into those zones designated as non-habitable areas through use of regulation. Our false economy is an illusion so that you will accept that we will continue to live in the fantasy created by our masters, We are in slavery, bondage and it’s time for Americans to decide are they allow them to put the chains on or fight to keep the chains off.
We will also have guests Jo Jo Norton and Jo Anne Moretti to discuss some of these items as well and to announce potential changes to the show, which will allow one of the most informative networks outside of common mainstream news (that should be easy enough). In reality, some of the best investigative reporting on the internet and off the internet and Exciting things are coming our way.
Special Guest - Dr. MALCOM BRYANT
Malcolm Bryant, MBBS, MPH, has over 30 years of experience working in the health sector as a clinician, educator, researcher, and manager of public health programs. Currently Dr. Bryant is Clinical Associate Professor of International Health at Boston University School of Public Health and is the Principal Investigator for the Evaluating the Capacity of Civil Society Organizations to Improve the Health of OVC in Ethiopia Project. After his initial specialization in Obstetrics & Gynecology, Dr. Bryant focused on the management of public health programs as District Medical Officer in Zimbabwe during the 1980s and Regional Director for Health in Saskatchewan, Canada, in the early 1990s. Dr. Bryant has worked as a research associate at the Harvard Institute for International Development, where he supported research and training programs in Cameroon, Togo, and Zaire. He later spent 12 years in a leadership role at Management Sciences for Health in Boston, where he led the Strengthening Health Systems Program, and later the Center for Health Outcomes. In 2007, Dr. Bryant co-founded Innovative Development Expertise & Advisory Services, Inc., a new consulting company focused on the strengthening of health systems in developing countries. Dr. Bryant has worked in more than 20 countries, with a focus on Africa. His current work involves applied research into programming for orphans and vulnerable children to find solutions to the causes of programming bottlenecks; the evidence needed to develop good policies; and the most cost-effective approaches to achieve real outcomes for child health and social well-being. Dr. Bryant holds a medical degree from London University and a master’s in public health from Harvard University. He is the immediate past chair of the International Health Section of the American Public Health Association.
Today's guest Masaki Inaba is Board member and Director for Global Health Program, Africa Japan Forum. Executive Director of Ugoku/Ugokasu (Global Call to Action against Poverty Japan), which is a network of 73 Japanese civil society organizations for advocacy and mobilization to achieve Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Before working in Africa Japan Forum, he was the program director of advocacy of Japan Association for the Gay and Lesbian Movement (OCCUR) from 1994 to 2002. He started his career of a civil society activist from 1990 when he worked as the coordinator of Medical and Health Care Team of Kotobuki Day Workers Union, where is in Kotobuki-cho, a poor day workers district in Yokohama City, Japan.
The Millennium Development Goals and Human Rights Human rights are essential to achieving and sustaining development. The Millennium Declaration, adopted by all the world’s leaders in 2000 recognized the link between human rights, good governance and development. Ten years after the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) were established, it is clear that the objectives of human well being and dignity for all, enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, will not be achieved if the MDGs are pursued in isolation from human rights. While some countries are on track to reaching a few of these Goals, more than a billion people are still trapped in extreme poverty. The challenges are most severe in the least developed countries and land-locked countries, some small island developing states and those vulnerable to natural hazards and armed conflict. Yet, even in countries scoring major successes, large disparities still persist, with millions of people left behind in the race towards achieving the MDGs. Poverty and deprivation is often exacerbated by poor governance and multiple deprivations of human rights. With only five years until the 2015 deadline to achieve the Millennium Development Goals, it is essential to renew our commitment to a human rights-based development approach. “Our responsibility is to keep the promise made to the poorest, for which we will be held accountable.” Navanethem Pillay, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights
Tobacco use is a major preventable cause of premature death and is one of the biggest public health threats the world has ever faced. There are more than 4000 chemicals in tobacco smoke, of which at least 250 are known to be harmful and more than 50 are known to cause cancer. It kills nearly six million people a year of whom more than 5 million are users and ex users and more than 600 000 are nonsmokers exposed to second-hand smoke. Approximately one person dies every six seconds due to tobacco and this accounts for one in 10 adult deaths. Nearly 80% of the more than one billion smokers worldwide live in low- and middle-income countries, where the burden of tobacco-related illness and death is heaviest. There is clear evidence that control of addiction will contribute to MDGs achievement, especially for the goals related to health outcomes, and poverty and hunger. Among the eight MDGs, six are related to health, which shows how important the links are between good health and efforts to combat poverty and ensure sustainable development. In addition, the diseases and deaths that result from tobacco consumption impose great suffering and grief on the close family of the tobacco user, effects which are exacerbated by poverty. Evidence revealed in several countries that the prevalence of tobacco usage is higher among low income population. This puts the problems perpetrated by tobacco use into the development arena, including the United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Furthermore, a resolution of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) on Tobacco Control, adopted in July 2004, recognized the adverse impact of tobacco use not only on health, but also on the society, the economy, and the environment, and on efforts towards poverty alleviation. More information about Dr. Sachs can be obtained on his website: http:// www.drlung.com
This week, Dr. Elvira will speak with Elise Yousoufian, the Communications Officer for the Grant Management Solutions Project. They will discuss the importance of communications in global health and how it can be instrumental in the success of any project. They will also touch upon how to write an effective report and the common mistakes people make when putting together a proposal.
Ms. Yousoufian brings over twenty years of experience in project management, proposal development, and editing and writing. International public health is a new arena for her. Before her current position, Ms. Yousoufian consulted with leading international development firms in the DC area on proposal development; oversaw litigation support teams; wrote, edited and produced proposals and contracts for the sale of Airbus aircraft; and wrote feature articles for The New York Times.