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Child survival symposium

28 September 2006

The UCL Centre for International Health & Development (UCL CIHD) will be launched on 16 October 2006 with a symposium and lecture on child survival.


The UK Department for International Development research programme consortium 'Towards 4+5' - run jointly by the UCL CIHD and the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine - will lead the symposium, 'Child Survival - Challenges to Reach Millennium Development Goal 4'. Running 10am-3.45pm, it will focus on achieving a two-thirds reduction in child mortality by 2015.

The UCL International Health & Medical Education Centre (IHMEC)/Lancet Lecture, 'Scaling up the Second Child Revolution', will be given at 4.15pm by Mr Jens Stoltenberg, Prime Minister of Norway, followed by a discussion with expert panellists.

Both events will be held at the Institute of Education, London WC1.

The UCL CIHD is an interdisciplinary collaboration of leading academics working on health and development in a global context, based at the UCL Institute of Child Health. Its research themes include maternal and newborn health, nutrition, children in difficult circumstances, child development and disability, HIV prevention and treatment, and evaluation of community interventions for policy and practice.

The UCL CIHD also incorporates the UCL IHMEC, which has played a leading role in introducing international health to the undergraduate medical curriculum, and for the last five years has coordinated an intercalated BSc in International Health at UCL.

To find out more about the symposium or to book a place, contact Sarah Ball.

To find out more about the lecture or to book a place, contact Julide Tatlioglu, UCL Events Manager: +44 (0)20 7679 7675.