In celebration of International Women's Day, March 8, the Humanitarian Assistance and the Global Health Affairs Programs are hosting the following on-campus events:
Monday, March 2
Cyber Cafe, BMC Hall
A film screening of A Walk to Beautiful. This award-winning film tells the story of rural women who make their way to Ethiopia's capital seeking treatment for obstetric fistula, a life-shattering complication of childbirth. Ice cream sundaes will be provided.
Tuesday, March 3
2401 S. University Blvd.
Denver, CO 80210
Please join us for percent night with proceeds benefiting International Medical Corps.
Thursday, March 5
Sie Center 150
Our expert panel will discuss "Women on the Frontlines of Ebola". Panelists include Lara Ho from the International Rescue Committee, Martha Anker from the World Health Organization, and Louana George from MidwivesEmpower. Lunch will be provided.
- Lara Ho, PhD, RN, is a Senior Technical Advisor with the IRC based in Washington, DC. Lara has supported health programs in Chad, Côte d’Ivoire, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Thailand, and Myanmar. Her work emphasizes implementation research and governance in health systems. In 2014 she traveled to Sierra Leone to support the IRC’s Ebola response.
- Martha Anker, (joining via weblink), is retired from the World Health Organization, where much of her work focused on the relationship between sex, gender and epidemic-prone infectious diseases, including Ebola. She has written several publications on how to take sex and gender into account when dealing with outbreaks of infectious disease. Currently she is an adjunct faculty member at the University of Massachusetts School of Public Health and Health Sciences.
- Louana George, RN, CPM, MA, is a retired midwife and nursing instructor. Louana has recently returned from Liberia where she helped to set up an Ebola Treatment Unit through the organization AmeriCares sponsored by WHO and the Ministry of Health in the city, Buchanan.