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Ideas in Action, Solving Global Health Problems

Global Health challenges and responses of the South in a time of crisis - Innovative Partnerships in the South, by the South and for the South


16 December 2009

2:00 – 3:00pm    Registration
2nd Floor, Pan American Health Organization

3:00 – 3:30pm   Welcome Remarks

Dr. Mirta Roses Periago
Director, Pan American Health Organization
“Fostering Cooperation in Health among Developing Countries”

Mr. Yiping Zhou
Director, UNDP Special Unit for South-South Cooperation
“Unleashing Southern Capacities for Development”

Video: Innovative Partnerships in the South, by the South and for the South

3:30 – 3:50pm  Keynote Speech

Dr. Anarfi Asamoa-Baah
Deputy Director General, World Health Organization
“Protecting Global Health in a Time of Crisis”

4:00 – 5:45pm  Panel “Responses of the South in a Time of Crisis: Innovative Partnerships for Solutions in Global Health”.

Moderator:  Mr. André Picard, Public Health reporter at The Globe and Mail, Canada

Presentation of Solutions:

1.  The Community-Directed Treatment (ComDT) for the Elimination of Neglected Diseases.
Presenter: Oladele Akogun, Coordinator, Centre for Research and Development,
Federal University of Technology, Nigeria.
2.    The Brazilian Network of Human Milk Banks: A Model for South-South Cooperation.
Presenter: João Aprígio Guerra de Almeida, Coordinator, The Brazilian Network of Human Milk Banks, Fernandes Figueira Institute, Oswaldo Cruz Foundation,  Brazil.
3.    The Prevention of HIV/AIDS among Migrant Workers in Thailand (PHAMIT Project).
Presenter: Thongphit Pinyosinwat, Chief Program Officer, Raks Thai Foundation, Thailand.
4.    EpiSurveyor:  Applying the Lessons of Gmail to Create a Free System for Real-time Phone-based Health Data Collection, Analysis, and Use.
Presenter: Joel Selanikio, Director, DataDyne Group.
5.    Southern Solutions and Cooperation for Accessing Health Information.
Presenter: Abel Packer, Director, Latin-American and Caribbean Center on Health Sciences Information (PAHO/WHO).se.
Presenter: Dr. Joel Selanikio, Director, DataDyne Group

Open Discussion and Summary

5:45 – 6:00pm               Announcement: Winning Global Health Solutions of the Global South-South Development Expo 2009

6:00 – 8:00pm               Reception


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