The UC San Diego Global Health Program, Students for Global Health and the Global Forum are proud to bring you the “Quarterly Conversations in Global Health” series. This event is an opportunity for the Global Health community to come together to discuss relevant issues in the field from an interdisciplinary perspective. We strive to create a platform to increase interaction with UC San Diego students, faculty and local organizations to facilitate productive conversations and change.

Join us for Fall 2017 Global Forum:

Quarterly Conversations in Global Health

Maternal & Child Health

 Great Hall, UC San Diego

Wednesday, November 8th, 2017

Opening reception begins at 3:00pm 

 Panel begins at 3:30pm


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According to the World Health Organization, approximately 830 women died every day in 2015 from preventable causes related to pregnancy and childbirth, while more than 750 children under the age of 5 died every hour in 2012. Most of these deaths could have been prevented with access to the right resources and simple and affordable interventions.

Come hear from experts about research going on in the field and what organizations are doing around the world to reduce these numbers.

During our opening reception (3:00 – 3:30pm) join us for heavy appetizers and meet with tabling organizations who have opportunities to get involved with related issues.

Event MC:


 Thomas Csordas, Ph.D

Professor of Anthropology & Global Health Program Director

Confirmed Speakers:

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Anita Raj, Ph.D

Director of the UCSD Center on Gender Equity and Health

Dr. Raj’s research includes epidemiologic and qualitative assessment of gendered, social, and cultural vulnerabilities for reproductive, maternal, neonatal, child, and adolescent health.


Lauren French Hoy, MSM, CPM, LM

Midwife, Global Maternal Health Researcher and Advocate

Lauren is a professional midwife, who has worked in Mexico, US and Africa.  Her research and advocacy focuses on cultural and clinical reasons for maternal and newborn mortality, the need to integrate professional midwives in the health care system, the cesarean section crisis and obstetrical violence.

Janine Schooley, MPH

Senior Vice President at Project Concern International


Tabling Organizations:


Special thank you to event co-sponsors:

gehGlobal Health Institute

If you are interested in co-sponsoring one of our next events, please contact ghpadvising@ucsd.edu for additional information about how get involved.

See highlights from the previous Quarterly Conversations in Global Health here.

Join us for Winter Quarterly Conversations in Global Health on Wednesday, February 7th @ 3pm. Stay tuned for additional information. Topic: TBD.

 The views expressed at this event do not necessarily reflect the views of the sponsors or UC San Diego. As a public university, UC San Diego is dedicated to the dissemination of information and ideas as protected by the first amendment.