Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Child Survival: Problems but Promise

The Graduate Program in Public Health of Eastern Virginia Medical School and Old Dominion University Presents Robert Black, M.D., Ph.D.,Chairman and Edgar Berman Professor in International Health Department of International Health at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Speaking on “Child Survival: Problems but Promise”

Friday, May 25th, 2007, 11:30am-12:30pm
Roper Lecture Hall, Lewis Hall, EVMS

1 . Of the more than 10 million global child deaths annually, the major causes are pneumonia/sepsis, diarrhea, birth asphyxia and pre-maturity at birth.
2. Undernutrition has a synergistic relationship with high rates of infection, causing in a large proportion of child deaths.
3. A small set of low-cost interventions, that are not fully implemented currently, have the potential to reduce child mortality by two thirds or more.
4. Recent attempts to accelerate child survival programs have made some progress but must further address issues of program content, health worker roles and health system infrastructure

Refreshments will be served.
Please let Paula Swartz (446-6120 or know if you’re coming so enough food is ordered.