Annual Conference On Child Health 2018

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An­nu­al Con­fer­ence on Child Health 2018

Children’s Life Journeys and Critical Inflection Points

16 March 2018
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Ex­perts from dif­fer­ent fields pre­sent­ed new in­sights from their re­search on de­vel­op­ment eco­nom­ics, fo­cus­ing on child health and on de­sign­ing poli­cies to im­prove child well-be­ing and de­vel­op­ment.

The event fea­tured keynote speak­er Michael Kre­mer, Gates Pro­fes­sor of De­vel­op­ing So­ci­eties at the De­part­ment of Eco­nom­ics at Har­vard Uni­ver­si­ty, who talked about “The long-run im­pacts of im­prov­ing child health: the case of de­worm­ing”.

- Wel­come Cof­fee
Open­ing re­marks
Sarah Cook (UNICEF In­no­cen­ti), Daniel Frey (UNICEF Switzer­land), Philippe Puyo (SDC), Ernst Fehr (Ex­cel­lence Foun­da­tion Zurich), Guil­herme Lic­hand (CCWD)

Styl­ized facts and im­pacts on short- and long-term out­comes
Sci­en­tif­ic per­spec­tive on ear­ly child­hood health. What do we know and do not know about in­ter­ven­tions aimed at im­prov­ing it?

James Leck­man (Yale), Drew Bai­ley (Uni­ver­si­ty of Cal­i­for­nia, Irvine)

- Cof­fee Break

Pre­ven­tion and mit­i­ga­tion of child health shocks
Sci­en­tif­ic per­spec­tive on take-up of pre­ven­tive health care and mea­sures to mit­i­gate ad­verse shocks.

Michael Callen (UCSD), Gunter Fink (Swiss TPH)

- Lunch

Round ta­ble on path­ways from re­search to child health pro­gram­ming
Dis­cus­sion on suc­cess­es and fail­ures in cre­at­ing path­ways from re­search to pro­gram­ming and pol­i­cy de­sign.

Charles Nel­son (Har­vard Uni­ver­si­ty), Jose Cues­ta (UNICEF In­no­cen­ti), Jo­hannes We­denig (UNICEF Malawi), Mica Jenk­ins (World Food pro­gram)
Mod­er­a­tor: Haig Si­mon­ian

- Cof­fee Break
Keynote: The long-run im­pacts of im­prov­ing child health: the case of de­worm­ing
Michael Kre­mer (Har­vard Uni­ver­si­ty), Venue: RAA-G-15
- Con­fer­ence Apéro

Here you can down­load more in­for­ma­tion about the past event and watch the keynote