Global health webcasts

On July 15, 2010, in global health, resources, by Karen Grepin

For the rest of the summer, I have escaped from hot and steamy New York City to cool and airy rural Connecticut.  Despite my isolation, I have found that I have been able to remain relatively connected to the rest of the world thanks to a number of global health organizations that have made their recent events available via Webcast over the internet (and even available to those of us using DSL to access the internet):

A few weeks ago I watched much of the Women Deliver conference in D.C. from the comfort of my own living room.  Over the past few weeks, I’ve watched a number of excellent talks broadcast from the Center for Strategic and International Studies.  I tried to watch a great debate on HIV prevention at the World Bank – although technical glitches prevented the broadcasting of the debate.  Next week I plan to stream a great deal of the upcoming AIDS conference in Vienna streamed from the Kaiser Family Foundation.

All of these events have made being a part of the policy debates much easier for those of us who are not always able to travel to these events or are lucky enough to live in DC.  What is even better, many of these organizations have archived these talks making them available to you when you have time to watch them.  I personally this has been a great innovation in the global health policy space and look forward to more of such webcasts!

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