Wilson Center Event Explores Importance Of Community Health

Woodrow Wilson Center’s Environmental Change and Security Program’s “New Security Beat”: The Path to Self-Reliance: Building Community Health
Nazra Amin, staff intern at the Wilson Center, discusses a recent Wilson Center event involving two speaker panels about the importance of community health systems, with a particular focus on voluntary family planning and infectious disease prevention. Event panelists included: Ellen Starbird, director of the Office of Population and Reproductive Health at USAID; A. Jean Affo, chief of party for USAID’s Advancing Partners & Communities (APC) Benin at JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc.; Susan Otchere, project director of Mobilizing for Maternal and Neonatal Health through Birth Spacing and Advocacy (MOMENT) at World Vision U.S.; Frederick Mubiru, chief of party for APC Uganda at FHI 360; Rose Macauley, chief of party for APC Liberia and country representative for JSI Liberia; Florence Jean-Louis, director of human development at Fonkoze; James MacNeil, vice president of World Education; Chamberlain Diala, senior technical director of APC at FHI360; and Liz Creel, project director of APC at JSI (5/16).