Global Health Day 2017


Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
615 N. Wolfe St.
Baltimore, MD


March 30, 2017
(All day)


8:00 AM - 11: 45 AM: Poster Judging
(Feinstone Hall, closed to public)

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM: Awards & Keynote Speaker
Ambassador Deborah Birx, U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator & U.S. Special Representative for Global Health Diplomacy
(Sommer Hall) 

1:30 PM - 3:30 PM: Student Posters, Presentations & Pizza
(Feinstone Hall)

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM: Afternoon Speaker
Soji Adeyi, Director of Global Practice for Health, Nutrition and Population at the World Bank
"The Future of Global Health Systems: Shaping the 21st Century" 
(Sheldon Hall)

4:30 - 5:30 PM: Reception
(Wall of Wonder Gallery)

Event Summary

Johns Hopkins Global Health Day 2017 is being held on March 30, 2017

Each year, as a part of the international community, the Center for Global Health celebrates Global Health Day by sharing and informing global health knowledge, expertise and experiences with the Johns Hopkins, local, and international communities. March 30th will feature keynote speaker, Ambassador Deborah Birx, faculty mentorship awards, lunch and student poster session, an afternoon speaker and a reception. 

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Keynote Speaker: Ambassador Deborah Birx,  U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator & U.S. Special Representative for Global Health Diplomacy.
Talk Title: TBD

Ambassador-at-Large, Deborah L. Birx, M.D., is the Coordinator of the United States Government Activities to Combat HIV/AIDS and U.S. Special Representative for Global Health diplomacy. Ambassador Birx is a world-renowned medical expert and leader in the field of HIV/AIDS. Her three-decade-long career has focused on HIV/AIDS immunology, vaccine research, and global health. As the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator, Ambassador Birx oversees the implementation of the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), the largest commitment by any nation to combat a single disease in history, as well as all U.S. government engagement with the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. Serving as the U.S. Special Representative for Global Health Diplomacy, she aligns the U.S. government’s diplomacy with foreign assistance programs that address global health challenges and accelerate progress toward: achieving an AIDS-free generation; ending preventable child and maternal deaths; and preventing, detecting, and responding to infectious disease threats.

Afternoon Speaker: Soji Adeyi, Director of Global Practice for Health, Nutrition, and Population at the World Bank.
Talk Title: The Future of Global Health Systems: Shaping the 21st Century

Olusoji Adeyi, MD, MBA, DrPH, is the Director of the Health, Nutrition and Population Global Practice at the World Bank Group. He has served as the World Bank’s Sector Manager for Health, Nutrition and Population in Eastern and Southern Africa, with responsibilities for the institution’s support for policies, strategies and programs in the sub-region. Dr. Adeyi was founding Director of the Affordable Medicines Facility-malaria (AMFm) at the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. 

Formerly coordinator of public health programs at the World Bank, Dr. Adeyi led a number of initiatives on global public health policies and strategies, and analyses of the integration of health systems and health interventions. Dr. Adeyi has extensive experience in policies, strategies and programs for health systems, service delivery and disease control at the global, regional and country levels in Africa, Eastern Europe and Central Asia. He has also had responsibilities with the Federal Ministry of Health in Nigeria, the World Health Organization, UNAIDS and Harvard School of Public Health. He has authored research papers and books on service delivery, quality of care, maternal health, health financing, HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria and chronic non-communicable diseases.

Faculty Mentorship Awards: 

As students cultivate and expand their knowledge of global health through working abroad, they receive support, guidance and mentorship from faculty at Johns Hopkins, as well as from their partners and collaborators. Global Health Day seeks to recognize and honour this hard work through providing awards to those exceptional Hopkins faculty mentors.

Student Posters

Students who awarded the GHEFP, GHFRA, GEMS, Paul Lietman Fellowship, or MPH Field Experience Awards in 2016 are required to present posters on Global Health Day. 

Please see the poster guidelines and abstract submission form below: 

>> Poster Guidelines
>> Abstract Submission

Abstracts must be submitted by March 01, 2017. 

Questions about Global Health Day? 

Contact: Nina Martin | | 410-502-9871


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