Family and Child Health in the Americas - Global Health Summit Afternoon Session

April 29, 2011

The 2011 Global Health Summit was entitled "Family and Child Health in the Americas: Efforts to Achieve the Millennium Development Goals." This video is of speakers during the afternoon session.

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Topics were covered during the afternoon session

12:30–1:30 Sustaining Immunization Programs in Developing Countries

Jon Andrus, MD, Deputy Director of the Pan American Health Organization

Vaccines: A Way to Achieve Better Health and Wealth in the Americas

Edwin Asturias, MD, Associate Scientist, Department of International Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and Center for Health Studies University del Valle in Guatemala and Walter A Orenstein, MD, Deputy Director For Immunization Programs, Vaccine Delivery, Global Health Program, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Question the International Health Policy Experts

Moderator: Jon Andrus, MD, Deputy Director of the Pan American Health Organization


  • PAHO: Yehuda Benguigui, MD
  • AAP: Jonathan D Klein, MD, MPH
  • IPA: William Keenan, MD, Executive Director
  • Gates Foundation: Walter Orenstein, MD
  • APA: Danielle Laraque, MD, Immediate–Past–President, Academic Pediatric
  • Association (APA) and APA Global Health Task Force
  • US Dept of State: Daniel Kurtz–Phelan, Policy Planning Staff Member

HIV and AIDS: Success and Problems with International Research Networks

Myron Levin, MD, Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine, University of Colorado School of Medicine

Efforts to Reduce Maternal Mortality: Current research and new directions

Gretchen Heinrichs, MD, Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Colorado School of Medicine and Denver Health

Right Care, Right Now! Advances in morbidity and mortality with simple strategies

Fernando Stein, MD, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine; Chief, Critical Care Clinic at Texas Children's Hospital and Medical Director, Progressive Care, Texas Children's International