USAID’s 50th Anniversary Distinguished Speaker Series:
"Learning from the Child Survival Revolution of the 1980s"
Wednesday, June 6, 2012
Room Hemisphere A, Ronald Reagan Building
Co-hosted by MCHIP, you are invited to attend a special event on the topic of “Learning from the Child Survival Revolution of the 1980s” as part of USAID’s 50th Anniversary Distinguished Speaker Series.
This discussion will focus on what led to the child survival revolution in the 1980s and what helped to sustain it, just in time to inform the Child Survival Call to Action.
Moderated by Robert Clay, Deputy Assistant Administrator, USAID’s Global Health Bureau.
Forces behind the Child Survival Revolution participating include:
Kul Gautam is a distinguished international civil servant, public policy expert and peace advocate. He served as Assistant Secretary General of the UN and Deputy Executive Director of UNICEF. Mr. Guatam’s career at UNICEF spanned the Child Survival Revolution; he was the key UNICEF staff member responsible for preparing the draft Declaration and Plan of Action for the World Summit for Children in 1990.
Pamela Johnson is Chief Health Officer and Co-founder of Voxiva. During her tenure at USAID, Dr. Johnson managed the agency’s Child Survival Program and served as Chief of the Division of Applied Research. A behavioral scientist, she was instrumental in linking behavioral issues to child survival. Dr. Johnson has served as deputy director of the White House Task Force on Reinventing Government and as the Director of the Efficiency Board of the United Nations.
Julia Walsh is an Adjunct Professor at the University of California Berkeley where she focuses on child health in developing countries. Professor Walsh has written several foundational papers with Dr. Ken Warren on the Child Health Revolution of the 1980s such as “Selective primary health care: An interim strategy for disease control in developing countries?”
Michael H. Merson is an internationally recognized expert in the study of HIV/AIDS, and has been named director of the newly created Global Health Institute at Duke University. From 1978 to 1995, Dr. Merson worked for the World Health Organization as the director of the Diarrheal Diseases Control Program, and will share his perspective of USAID's role during the revolution while at WHO.
There is limited seating for this event and photo identification is required to enter the building. Please RSVP to Lindsay Bever at firstname.lastname@example.org.