February 21, 2013
University of Southern California
As a part of the 2012 - 2013 USC Global Health Lecture Series, Acumen Fund Founder and CEO Jacqueline Novogratz speaks about how to found great public health ideas and initiatives in specificity and reality.
For more information, visit http://globalhealth.usc.edu/jacquelinenovogratz
Kicking off the 2011-2012 USC Global Health Lecture Series was Ugandan Minister for Trade and Industry Amelia Kyambadde, who addressed issues involving Uganda’s emerging social and economic climate in her lecture, "Empowering Women: A Fundamental Tool for Primary Health."
The Honorable Amelia Kyambadde, who is also president of the Twezimbe Foundation and a warrior for women’s rights in Uganda, argues that women’s empowerment must be established as the core of a healthy country for continued developmental growth.
In the developing world, women play a pivotal role in social and economic sectors, but this usually goes unnoticed. In rural Africa, women are instrumental in contributing to household incomes through basic profitable activities like subsistence farming.
Lecture co-hosted by the Center for International Studies.
Aug. 30, 2011 - The Forum at University of Southern California's University Park Campus.
Global Health Lecture Series
Nov. 10, 2011
USC Institute for Global Health
Patricia Lambert of the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids discussed the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control for her talk at USC. The Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (2003) is the world’s first and so far the only public health treaty in the WHO’s 60-plus-year history. It is considered by the international community as a “best buy” in the struggle against the rapid rise of noncommunicable diseases in low- and middle-income countries, and is currently in force in almost all of them. The treaty is galvanizing governments and civil society organizations to face the disease and death driven by a powerful multinational industry.
This lecture was co-hosted by the USC School of International Relations.
World Health Day Los Angeles is a joint event between the University of Southern California; University of California, Los Angeles; and Western University of Health Sciences. Each year, the universities team up to give local families a day of free screenings, activities and entertainment to promote healthy lifestyles. In anticipation of the 2012 London Olympics, this year’s theme is “Going for the Gold,” to promote health through exercise and nutrition.
The USC Institute for Global Health and the USC School for Cinematic Arts partnered with the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) to create a global health Facebook game featuring the importance of maternal and child nutrition through ABC's Be the Change, Save a Life and Million Moms Challenge. We gave a sneak preview of the game at the Social Good Summit on Wednesday, Sept. 21.
ABOUT THE GAME:
The 1,000 Days Facebook game educates about the importance of nutrition for pregnant mothers and babies during the first thousand days of life since conception. Through exploring the complex interactions between global health stakeholders, the players interact with NGOs, government, industry, and the community to implement interventions that will improve the nutrition and livelihood of a family. The game aims to raise awareness of the importance of maternal and child nutrition and to support on-the-ground programs working to make a difference.