MSH to Participate in USAID's Global Health Mini U, September 14

Management Sciences for Health (MSH) will present two simultaneous sessions at the 12th Annual Global Health Mini-University (Mini-U), September 14, 2012, from 9:00 to 10:00 am. Sponsored by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) along with the George Washington University Center for Global Health, the Mini-U is an annual one-day learning event in Washington D.C. for global health professionals.

Both sessions will be held from 9:00 to 10:00 am on September 14 at the Cloyd Heck Marvin Center, 800 21st Street, NW, Washington, DC 20052.

  • "Immediate Action Needed: Chronic NCDs Rising Among Developing Country Urbanites"
    (Room 403)
    Dr. Gloria Sangiwa of MSH and Dr. Gregory Pappas of the Washington, DC, Department of Health, will discuss two confluent trends that impact over half of the global population -- rapid urbanization and the rise in chronic non-communicable diseases (NCDs) among urbanites in developing countries -- in this cross-cutting themed session.

  • "Bangkok to Dakar in One Hour: Mapping Family Planning Best Practices Gaps"
    (Room 402)
    Drs. Salwa Bitar and Halida Akhter, both of MSH, will highlight best practices in family planning and reproductive health (FP/RH) promoted by USAID's Evidence to Action for Strengthened Family Planning and Reproductive Health Services for Women and Girls (E2A) project, and reflect on the transition and priorities of the international community on specific FP/RH best practices.

Mini-U online registration has closed, but onsite registration will be available the day of the event from 8:00 - 8:45 am. Download the complete schedule.
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