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April 2017

World Economic Forum on Latin America 2017

April 5 - April 7

Organized by: World Economic Forum

Latin American economies are adapting their monetary and fiscal strategies in the face of slower growth and budget cuts. The region is also experiencing historic political milestones, advancing structural reforms and opening for further integration. At the same time, inclusiveness and poverty reduction remain high on the agenda. The region needs to consolidate its social accomplishments, further its economic resilience, sustainability and competitiveness, and improve its credibility as a leading business environment. In this context, the Fourth Industrial Revolution can…

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World Health Assembly Policy Scrum

April 5 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Organized by: Global Health Council

Global Health Council’s first World Health Assembly (WHA) Policy Scrum of 2017 will take place on April 5th. Those wishing to participate may do so in person at InterAction in Washington, DC or online. World Health Assembly (WHA) Policy Scrums: Provide a space for the GHC community to share priorities and concerns around WHA policy issues Highlight and offer context to issues that will be discussed at WHA Help inform GHC statements and events

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CUGH Global Health Career Fair

April 6 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Organized by: Consortium of Universities for Global Health

The Career Fair will showcase information about academic programs, courses, and employment opportunities. Meet prospective employers, university representatives, and faculty from a wide range of organizations working in the global health / development field. The Global Health Career Fair is part of CUGH’s Annual CUGH Conference, “Healthy People, Healthy Ecosystems,” attended by global health leaders, faculty, students and implementers. To register, go to: http://bit.do/gh-career-fair.

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2017 Annual CUGH Global Health Conference

April 7 - April 9

Organized by: Consortium of Universities for Global Health

The Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH) will host the 8th Annual CUGH Global Health Conference, themed: Healthy People, Healthy Ecosystems: Implementation, Leadership & Sustainability in Global Health. The CUGH builds interdisciplinary collaborations and facilitates the sharing of knowledge to address global health challenges. It assists members in sharing their expertise across education, research, and service. It is dedicated to creating equity and reducing health disparities everywhere. CUGH promotes mutually beneficial, long-term partnerships between universities in resource-rich and resource-poor…

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World Health Day

April 7

Organized by: World Health Organization

World Health Day, celebrated on 7 April every year to mark the anniversary of the founding of the World Health Organization, provides us with a unique opportunity to mobilize action around a specific health topic of concern to people all over the world. The theme of 2017’s World Health day campaign is depression. Depression affects people of all ages, from all walks of life, in all countries. It causes mental anguish and impacts on people’s ability to carry out even…

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Regional Capacity-Building Workshop for TB Survivors

April 10 - April 13

Organized by: REACH TB Network

Globally, there is growing recognition that the fight against TB must actively seek the participation of those most affected by the disease – individuals who have had TB and their families. It is their stories, their experiences, their voices that matter, that will resonate with communities, policymakers and governments and that can reduce stigma, accelerate investment in TB, advocate for a transition to patient-friendly approaches and raise the profile of TB. This workshop is intended for those who have had…

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ICPD 2017: 19th International Conference on Population and Development

April 18 - April 19

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The ICPD 2017: 19th International Conference on Population and Development aims to bring together leading academic scientists, researchers and research scholars to exchange and share their experiences and research results on all aspects of Population and Development. It also provides a premier interdisciplinary platform for researchers, practitioners and educators to present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends, and concerns as well as practical challenges encountered and solutions adopted in the fields of Population and Development.

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World Bank/IMF Spring Meetings

April 21 - April 23

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Each spring, thousands of government officials, journalists, civil society organizations, and participants from the academia and private sectors, gather in Washington DC for the Spring Meetings of the World Bank Group and the International Monetary Fund. Seminars, regional briefings, press conferences, and many other events focused on the global economy, international development, and the world’s financial markets will also be featured. This year’s Spring Meetings events will take place in Washington, DC, April 21-23, 2017. The plenary session of the…

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Earth Day

April 22

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Earth Day 2017’s Campaign is Environmental & Climate Literacy Education is the foundation for progress. We need to build a global citizenry fluent in the concepts of climate change and aware of its unprecedented threat to our planet. We need to empower everyone with the knowledge to inspire action in defense of environmental protection. Environmental and climate literacy is the engine not only for creating green voters and advancing environmental and climate laws and policies but also for accelerating green…

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World Malaria Day

April 25

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World Malaria Day is a chance to shine a spotlight on the global effort to control malaria. Each year on April 25, Roll Back Malaria (RBM) partner organizations unite around a common World Malaria Day theme. It is an occasion to highlight the need for continued investment and sustained political commitment for malaria prevention and control. For World Malaria Day 2017 we have decided to build on the momentum from last year by keeping the theme: End Malaria for Good. Malaria…

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