October 7, 2013 —Dr. Mukwege is the founder of the Panzi Hospital in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. In this lecture he shared stories of suffering and strength to awaken us to the plight of hundreds of thousands of survivors still threatened by mass atrocities and violence in his country.
2013-2014 USC Global Health Lecture Series: Lessons in Resilience
October 21-23, 2013 —D.A. Henderson was the lead epidemiologist in the World Health Organization’s campaign to wipe out smallpox—the only infectious disease in history to be successfully eradicated.
February 20, 2014 — At Pathfinder International, Purnima Mane and her staff face sensitivities around sexual and reproductive health, changing donor priorities, precarious funding and the difficult socio-cultural and political contexts in which the organization works. Through it all, she maintains that idealism and pragmatism need to—and do—co-exist.
March 11, 2014 — In recent years, International Medical Corps has been a first-responder to the Indian Ocean tsunami, Haiti earthquake and Japan earthquake and tsunami. Today it is one of the few organizations working inside Syria and Libya.
March 27, 2014 — Stephen Lewis, co-founder and co-director of AIDS-Free World, delivered a moving lecture on the challenges and successes of combating the worldwide AIDS epidemic.
April 22, 2014 —Each day, approximately 700 children are infected with HIV. It’s unacceptable, it’s tragic—and it’s almost entirely preventable.