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Planet in Crisis: The Case for Investing in Global Health During a Financial Meltdown

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Air date: Wednesday, April 22, 2009, 11:30:00 AM
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Category: Special
Runtime: 01:24:25
Description: Notable economist, best-selling author and global health advocate Jeffrey Sachs will visit NIH on April 22 as a Fogarty International Center Scholar-in-Residence, part of its 40th anniversary activities. The event is sponsored by the Foundation for NIH.

“Planet in Crisis: The Case for Investing in Global Health During a Financial Meltdown”

Professor Jeffrey Sachs
Director of the Earth Institute
Quetelet Professor of Sustainable Development Professor of Health Policy and Management at Columbia University

Professor Sachs is director of the Earth Institute, Quetelet professor of sustainable development, and professor of health policy and management at Columbia University. For more than 20 years he has been in the forefront of the challenges of economic development, poverty alleviation, and enlightened globalization, promoting policies to help all parts of the world to benefit from expanding economic opportunities and wellbeing. He is also one of the leading voices for combining economic development with environmental sustainability, and as director of the Earth Institute leads large-scale efforts to promote the mitigation of human-induced climate change.

He is the author of hundreds of scholarly articles and many books, including the New York Times bestsellers “Common Wealth: Economics for a Crowded Planet” and “The End of Poverty.” Sachs is a member of the Institute of Medicine and is a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

The event is sponsored by the Foundation for NIH with generous support from Lilly, the Abbott Fund, Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation, ExxonMobil, Pepsico, Aeras Global TB Vaccine Foundation, the Burroughs Wellcome Fund, Merck, Pfizer, Tibotec and the United Nations Foundation.
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NLM Title: Planet in crisis : the case for investing in global health during a financial meltdown / Jeffrey Sachs.
Author: Sachs, Jeffrey.
National Institutes of Health (U.S.)
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Abstract: (CIT): Notable economist, best-selling author and global health advocate Jeffrey Sachs will visit NIH on April 22 as a Fogarty International Center Scholar-in-Residence, part of its 40th anniversary activities. The event is sponsored by the Foundation for NIH. "Planet in Crisis: The Case for Investing in Global Health During a Financial Meltdown" Professor Jeffrey Sachs Director of the Earth Institute Quetelet Professor of Sustainable Development Professor of Health Policy and Management at Columbia University Professor Sachs is director of the Earth Institute, Quetelet professor of sustainable development, and professor of health policy and management at Columbia University. For more than 20 years he has been in the forefront of the challenges of economic development, poverty alleviation, and enlightened globalization, promoting policies to help all parts of the world to benefit from expanding economic opportunities and wellbeing. He is also one of the leading voices for combining economic development with environmental sustainability, and as director of the Earth Institute leads large-scale efforts to promote the mitigation of human-induced climate change. He is the author of hundreds of scholarly articles and many books, including the New York Times bestsellers "Common Wealth: Economics for a Crowded Planet" and "The End of Poverty." Sachs is a member of the Institute of Medicine and is a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research. The event is sponsored by the Foundation for NIH with generous support from Lilly, the Abbott Fund, Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation, ExxonMobil, Pepsico, Aeras Global TB Vaccine Foundation, the Burroughs Wellcome Fund, Merck, Pfizer, Tibotec and the United Nations Foundation.
Subjects: Environmental Health
Global Health
Poverty
Publication Types: Lectures
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NLM Classification: WA 530.1
NLM ID: 101507155
CIT Live ID: 7614
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