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January 2021

State of Human Rights: 2020 Reflections & Lessons Learned (this event has passed)

January 27 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Examining the unprecedented events that unfolded in 2020, the FXB Center for Health and Human Rights at Harvard University invites you to join this special event. A keynote speech will be presented by FXB Center Director Dr. Mary T. Bassett, followed by discussion with United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Right to Health Dr. Tlaleng Mofokeng.

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February 2021

Nutrition and Global Health February Seminar: Estimating the burden of disease related to multiple micronutrient deficiencies (this event has passed)

February 1 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Free

This presentation will provide an overview of the process of estimating the burden of disease related to multiple micronutrient deficiencies (i.e. zinc deficiency, vitamin A deficiency, Iodine deficiency, and Iron deficiency ) in the Global Burden of Disease study.

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WAPPP Seminar Series: The State of Women’s Participation and Empowerment: New Challenges to Gender Equality (this event has passed)

February 4 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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This year marks the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action (1995). It is therefore timely to take stock of the overarching picture of the state of women’s participation and empowerment in public life. Part I summarizes and captures relevant normative and legal policy frameworks and compares the conceptual and empirical interconnections among the three focus areas of the priority theme: women’s participation in civic society, their empowerment in political decision-making, and the elimination of violence against…

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Game Changer: Intercepting Cancer (this event has passed)

February 4 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Presented by The Zhu Family Center for Global Cancer Prevention in partnership with the American Cancer Society.

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Careers in Humanitarianism Webinar: Anaïde Nahikian and Saira Khan (this event has passed)

February 9 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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On Tuesday, February 9 at 1:00 PM, the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative will host a special webinar on Careers in Humanitarianism, featuring Anaïde Nahikian, Program manager of HHI's Executive Negotiation Project, and Saira Khan, Research Coordinator for HHI's Signal Program on Human Security and Technology. Our panelists will describe their current humanitarian research work, chat about their career in the sector, and field questions from attendees. This event is open to all, and we encourage students who are interested in pursuing…

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Department of Global Health and Population Thursday Brown Bag Series (this event has passed)

February 11 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Free

Join us on February 11th at 1PM ET for our weekly Thursday Brown Bag Series which features an informal talk and Q&A session. Topic: Promoting Access to HIV Services among Adolescent Girls and Young Women (AGYW) in Malawi Speaker: Cynthia Mambo, MA Cynthia is currently a Visiting Scientist within the Department of Global Health and Population at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. She is also a Harvard LEAD Fellow. Additionally, she is the Deputy PEPFAR Coordinator at…

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Donald R. Hopkins, MD, MPH: “Eradicating the Guinea Worm: Challenges in the Beginning and at the End” (this event has passed)

February 25 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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The global Guinea Worm Eradication Program began at the CDC in 1980 and has been led by The Carter Center since 1986 in cooperation with the endemic countries, CDC, WHO, UNICEF and other partners.  It has reduced the number of human cases of Guinea worm disease from an estimated 3.5 million in 20 countries in 1986 to 54 cases in 5 countries in 2019.  After successfully overcoming several challenges such as under-reporting, misunderstanding, and lack of funding at the outset,…

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