2013-2014 USC Global Health Lecture Series: Lessons in Resilience

Denis Mukwege // A Conversation with Dr. Denis Mukwege

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... read more →

D.A. Henderson // The Eradication of Smallpox and the Discovery of Pandora’s Box | A Cow and a Needle and the End of Smallpox

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. (more…)... read more →

Purnima Mane // Ideals and Pragmatism in the Global Sexual and Reproductive Health Field: Can They Coexist?

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 p... read more →

Nancy Aossey // On the Front Lines of Disaster: Building Resilient Communities

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 wor... read more →

Stephen Lewis // An AIDS-Free Generation: Which Generation Might That Be?

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.   (more…)... read more →

Robin Smalley // Empowered Mothers Nurture Healthy Families: A Talk with Robin Smalley

April 22, 2014 —Each day, approximately 700 children are infected with HIV. It’s unacceptable, it’s tragic—and it’s almost entirely preventable. (more…)... read more →