Thursday, November 03, 2005

U.S. Surgeon General, International Experts Gather for Boston University

Boston—Internationally respected leaders and practitioners in the areas of public health, health science and policy, the social sciences, and the arts will gather at Boston University, Nov. 16–19, to consider how key global public health issues will evolve over the next 50 years. The conference, “Global Health: A Bridge to the Future,” is the inaugural event of Boston University's Global Health Initiative (GHI), a University-wide effort aimed at improving the health and well-being of populations throughout the world and educating a new generation of global citizens.

Seventy-five experts from developed and developing nations will participate in the four-day event. Other notable participants are founder and past president of the Nobel Peace Prize-winning Doctors Without Borders Bernard Kouchner; former executive director of UNICEF Carol Bellamy; Mexican minister of health Julio Frenk; director of the Indian Council of Medical Research Nirmal Ganguly; anti-poverty advocate and director of the Earth Institute at Columbia University Jeffrey Sachs; and software entrepreneur and social activist Mitchell Kapor.

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