Dr. John Borrazzo is Chief of the Maternal and Child Health Division in the Bureau for Global Health at the U.S. Agency for International Development, which includes responsibilities for maternal, newborn and child health, as well as environmental health.
Events are free and open to the public.
Advance registration is recommended, but not required, for these two events.
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 22 - PANEL DISCUSSION
A complimentary lunch will be provided for pre-registered guests beginning at 12:00 noon (Registration will be capped at 100)
105 Harriman Hall, South Campus
Beyond the Ivory Tower: Diverse Perspectives to Address Global Health Challenges
Panel discussion featuring Dr. Borrazzo and panelists from the UB faculty, student body and local community
Moderator: Dr. Pavani Ram, Associate Professor of Epidemiology and Environmental Health and Director of UB's Community of Excellence in Global Health Equity
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 23 - KEYNOTE ADDRESS
Ending Preventable Child and Maternal Deaths: Working Across Sectors to Make the Vision a Reality
Keynote address by Dr. John Borrazzo
Student Union Theater, UB North Campus
Reception to follow in Student Union Social Hall
The last 25 years have seen enormous progress in decreasing global maternal and child mortality, with both approximately halving from 1990 to 2015. Roughly half of these gains are estimated to have been due to interventions outside the health sector. In late September 2015 at the United Nations, new Sustainable Development Goals were adopted, including 2030 targets for further ambitious reductions in maternal and child mortality, on an ultimate path to end preventable child and maternal deaths in a generation. Achieving this vision will require invigorated efforts to align activities in health, education, nutrition, water and sanitation, infrastructure, and energy and to ensure that critical interventions reach the most vulnerable populations. Dr. Borrazzo will draw on his personal experience as a trained engineer and now leader in maternal and child health to discuss the opportunities and challenges for intersectoral action in the post-2015 era.