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Improving Healthcare in Africa: The Non-Profit Approach
Date Tuesday November 10
Time 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Location Details
World Affairs Council Auditorium
312 Sutter Street, 2nd Floor
San Francisco, CA 94108
Event Type Panel Discussion
Emailinfo [at] wacsf.org
Phone415-293-4600
Improving healthcare in Africa is a daunting task. Recent statistics issued by the World Health Organization show that Africa holds 11 percent of the world’s population but bears 90 percent of the burden for neglected tropical diseases, which include malaria and yellow fever. In addition, most of the world’s 33 million infected with HIV reside in sub-Saharan Africa. Many are aware of the problems facing Africa, but how deep is the understanding of possible solutions? Join leaders from four prestigious non-profit organizations that are working on the ground to improve healthcare in Africa for a discussion on what’s working and what isn’t from the standpoint of medicine, leadership, and sustainability. What has gotten better and what has gotten worse? How is success measured? Are non-profits better suited to provide healthcare in Africa than government or private for-profit organizations? Join the Council as we move beyond healthcare policy toward pragmatic implementation and finding solutions that work.

The event will be followed by a wine reception and photography exhibit with Bryan Meltz who will showcase her pictures from working at various healthcare clinics in Africa.

This event is hosted by the World Affairs Council's Young Professionals International Forum and co-sponsored by UCSF Pathway to Discovery in Global Health and California Pacific Medical Center (please sign up using the reduced co-sponsor rate below).

Members: Free; Co-Sponsors: $7; Nonmembers: $15; Students: $5.
Added to the calendar on Tuesday Nov 3rd, 2009 3:42 PM
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