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July 20 – Meeting the Health Challenge of Urban Poverty and Slums

Meeting the Health Challenge of Urban Poverty and Slums, Washington DC

Tuesday, July 20, 12:00 – 1:15 p.m.
B-340 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington DC
Please RSVP to onthehill@wilsoncenter.org or 202-691-4357

– JACOB KUMARESAN, M.D., PhD, Director, WHO Centre for Health Development, Kobe, Japan
– RICHARD B. LAMPORTE, Director of New Program Development, Jhpiego
– Moderated by: BLAIR A. RUBLE, Director, Comparative Urban Studies Project, Woodrow Wilson Center

The rapid urbanization of the developing world has brought the growth of slums and increases in urban poverty. Two leading experts — one who heads the WHO Centre for Health Development and its Healthy Urbanization Project and the other from an NGO affiliated with Johns Hopkins University that develops and implements new healthcare delivery systems for the world’s most vulnerable populations — examine how non-health- specific programs in urban areas such as housing, water and sanitation, infrastructure improvements and micro finance can improve the health conditions in slums.

Wilson Center on the Hill is a nonpartisan forum that focuses on current issues related to international trade and security, sustainable development, and globalization. It sponsors 15 to 20 seminar programs each year on Capitol Hill that feature leading independent analysts and experts from the 22 programs of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. Funded by a grant from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, Wilson Center on the Hill also sponsors congressional study trips, allowing Members of the U.S. Congress and senior congressional staff to examine these issues first-hand.

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