A Global Look at Teen Pregnancy Prevention: Strategies for Success (HHS Webcast)

The Office of Adolescent Health invites you to attend its free webcast – A Global Look at Teen Pregnancy Prevention: Strategies for Success – on Thursday, May 2nd from 2:00 – 3:00pm ET.

Hear from Robert W. Blum, MD, MPH, PhD, an expert in adolescent health and teen pregnancy, about how teen pregnancy outcomes in the United States compare globally, and what we can learn from teen pregnancy prevention efforts abroad. During it, Dr. Blum will address the following questions:

  • How do adolescent pregnancy and childbearing statistics in the United States compare globally?
  • How do different factors and characteristics impact an adolescent’s risk of teen pregnancy?
  • What do we know about effective teen pregnancy prevention?

Dr. Blum will also answer some commonly asked questions concerning teen pregnancy prevention.

Register here, and please forward this message to others who care about teen pregnancy prevention and adolescent health.   We also invite you to live tweet during the webcast using#TPPGlobal, and be sure to follow OAH on Twitter at @TeenHealthGov .  This webcast will kick off a month of activities by OAH for its third annual recognition of National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month.

About Robert W. Blum, MD, MPH, PhD

Dr. Blum is the William H. Gates, Sr. Professor and Chair of the Department of Population, Family and Reproductive Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. He has edited two books, and has written nearly 250 journal articles, book chapters and special reports. In July 2007, Dr. Blum was named the Director of the Johns Hopkins Urban Health Institute. He is also a consultant to The World Bank, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), UNICEF, and the World Health Organization.

Webcast: Uniting to Combat NTDs

Please tune in for a special webcast featuring Bill Gates, Margaret Chan, Stephen O’Brien, pharmaceutical industry CEOs and other partners on:

Uniting to Combat Neglected Tropical Diseases
Ending the Neglect and Reaching 2020 Goals

Webcast will go live Monday, January 30, 6:00 a.m. EST at http://www.unitingtocombatntds.org.
An archived video will be available after the event for on-demand viewing.

Join a group of international partners for an event that demonstrates how innovative partnership can accelerate improvements in health and development for millions of people living in the world’s poorest countries.

Through a series of coordinated commitments, these partners aim to combat neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) and drive progress toward the World Health Organization’s goals for control or elimination by 2020.

The event will feature:

· Dr. Margaret Chan, Director-General, World Health Organization
· CEOs of Nine Leading Pharmaceutical Companies
· Bill Gates, Co-Chair, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
· Senior Government Officials from Tanzania, Mozambique, Brazil and Zanzibar
· Stephen O’Brien, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, UK Department for International Development
· Dr. Bernard Pécoul, Executive Director, Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative
· Dr. Ariel Pablos-Méndez, Assistant Administrator for Global Health, US Agency for International Development
· Dr. Caroline Anstey, Managing Director, World Bank
· Moderated by: Riz Khan, Al Jazeera English