Join USAID on Tuesday, March 3, 2015 from 12:30 – 2:00 pm for a lively discussion and demo of three online tools that aggregate data on Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health in Asia, Middle East, and Africa.
PATH is the leader in global health innovation. An international nonprofit organization, we save lives and improve health, especially among women and children. We accelerate innovation across five platforms—vaccines, drugs, diagnostics, devices, and system and service innovations—that harness our entrepreneurial insight, scientific and public health expertise, and passion for health equity. By mobilizing partners around the world, we take innovation to scale, working alongside countries primarily in Africa and Asia to tackle their greatest health needs.
In September 2013, a technical consultation held in Research Triangle Park, NC, USA, concluded that, in the developing world, drug shops have the potential to play a much greater role in helping women and couples achieve their family planning intentions. The group of 15 researchers and program experts found that sale of depot medroxyprogesterone acetate (DMPA) is common in drug shops in some countries and that training, policy, research and advocacy interventions should be prioritized by funders and the family planning community.
The Global Health Mini-University (Mini-U) is an annual learning forum for professionals and students highlighting best practices and new innovations in global health. This year, the Mini-U will be held on Monday, March 2, 2015 at George Washington University's Cloyd Heck Marvin Center in Washington, DC.
Health Systems Strengthening: Through a grant awarded under Advancing Partners & Communities (APC), NASEM will establish a standing committee comprised of 14 experts to advise USAID as it develops policy, plans, and programming to assist partner or recipient countries in the midst of economic transition in health. USAID aims to support these countries in creating sustainable, country-owned health systems that improve health outcomes and protect people from financial loss due to illness.
The National Academy of Sciences (NAS) is a U.S.-based, non-profit organization whose members serve as advisors to the nation on issues related to science, technology, engineering, and medicine. The society is comprised of peer-elected scientists regarded for their distinguished contributions to research. NAS members actively contribute to the scientific community domestically and abroad. Over 500 NAS members have won Nobel Prices, and the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences journal is internationally recognized.
Through a grant awarded under Advancing Partners & Communities (APC), CARE acts as the co-chair of the Gender-Based Violence (GBV) Task Force of the Interagency Gender Working Group. The working group’s activities include GBV Task force planning, as well as the planning, hosting, and implementing of several Brown Bag series and learning events in the United States.