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Elizabeth Chizema, Director, National Malaria Elimination Centre, Zambia
Irene Koek, Acting U.S. Global Malaria Coordinator, U.S. President’s Malaria Initiative
Rajesh Mirchandani, Vice President of Communications and Policy Outreach, Center for Global Development (moderator)
Peter Salama, Executive Director, Health Emergencies Programme, World Health Organization
Rebecca Martin, Director of the Center for Global Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Amanda Glassman, Chief Operating Officer and Senior Fellow, Center for Global Development
Patrick Kachur, Chief of the Malaria Branch, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Jen Kates, Vice President and Director of Global Health & HIV Policy, Kaiser Family Foundation (moderator)
Bernard Nahlen, Deputy Coordinator, U.S. President’s Malaria Initiative
Stefan Swartling Peterson, Associate Director, Chief of Health Section, Programme Division, UNICEF
Regina Rabinovich, President-elect, American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
With support from the U.S. President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI) and additional commitments from other multilateral and bilateral donors, millions of people have benefited from protective measures and been diagnosed and treated for malaria since 2006. PMI’s efforts have lessened the historic toll that malaria has placed on health systems. This foundation of progress lays the groundwork for further accelerating progress in malaria control to ultimately achieve the long-term sustainable public health outcome – malaria elimination.
This event will serve as an opportunity to discuss and celebrate the launch of a special supplement to the American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene that reports on nine new contributions on the impact of malaria control interventions. Specifically, the articles document the success of various malaria control efforts (including the causal link between malaria intervention scale-up and reductions in malaria morbidity and mortality) and new methods for evaluating the impact of large-scale malaria control programs. Taken together, the articles represent a conceptual and practical framework for planning and executing a new generation of impact evaluations, with possible applications to other health conditions in low-resource settings.
How are beliefs about gender differences formed, and how do they affect children’s aspirations and academic performance? In this talk, Alex Eble will discuss recent work (co-authored with Feng Hu of the University of Science and Technology Beijing) on perceived gender gaps in mathematics in Chinese middle schools.
In a recent paper, Kate Ambler and coauthors studied the impact of one-season cash transfers for agricultural investment in Senegal and Malawi, using data from a randomized control trial (RCT) in each country. They found evidence that transfers reduced both the number of decision makers and female decision making in Senegal in the short-run, particularly for measures directly related to agriculture. However, the effects disappeared two years after the transfers. Conversely, the authors find transfers in the Malawi program led to robust transitory increases in these measures, seeing a greater impact related to the number of decision makers in the household persisting after two year period. Join us for the latest CGD Invited Research Forum to discuss these opposing findings on the effects of cash transfers on household decision making.
Indian agriculture remains vulnerable to the vagaries of weather, and the looming threat of climate change may expose this vulnerability further. Using district-level data on temperature, rainfall and crop production, Siddharth Hari’s paper first documents a long-term trend of rising temperatures, declining average precipitation and increase in extreme precipitation events. One key finding is that the impact of temperature and rainfall are felt only in the extreme: when temperatures are much higher, rainfall is significantly lower, and the number of “dry days” greater is than normal. He also finds that these impacts are significantly more adverse in unirrigated areas (and hence rainfed crops) compared to irrigated areas. Can policy makers react to the challenges of climate change and find ways to get “more crop for every drop?"