Mother & Child Health in the SDGs - Doctor honoris causa seminar in Gamle Festsal

The Centre for Global Health and the Faculty of Medicine at the UiO invite you to a public seminar to honour the prestigious titles awarded to Dr. Mitike and Dr. Htay.

Newborn baby in Myanmar.

Newborn baby in Myanmar. Photo: iStock

The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) left us with an unfinished agenda for mothers, newborns and small children. The less detailed, but more comprehensive Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are attempting to take us a step forward. Do they focus enough on MDG 4 & 5? 

Lead collaborators in major capacity building programs, Dr. Abraham Haileamlak Mitike, Professor of Pediatrics and Child Health from Jimma University in Ethiopia and Dr. Thein Thein Htay, former Deputy Minister for Health in Myanmar, are in Norway to be awarded the doctor honoris causa (Æresdoktor) at the University of Oslo. The awards are given for their important and noteworthy contributions to health and medical education.

The Centre for Global Health and the Faculty of Medicine at UiO invite you to a public seminar honoring the two new Doctors honoris causa, the day prior to the formal ceremony. Light refreshments will be served.

Please register for this event.  

Moderator

Dr. Jeanette H. Magnus

13:00 Welcome Dean Frode Vartdal, Faculty of Medicine, University of Oslo
13:10 Norway and the Sustainable Development Goals State Secretary Laila Bokhari
13:30 Maternal and Child Health and the Sustainable Development Goals in Ethiopia Dr. Abraham Haileamlak Mitike
14:10 Maternal and Child Health and the Sustainable Development Goals in Myanmar Dr. Thein Thein Htay  
14:50 Coffee break and mingling  
15:10 Global perspectives on the Sustainable Development Goals Mrs. Helga Fogstad, Executive Director Partnership for Maternal, Newborn &Child Health, Geneva
15:30 Research in the pursuit of the Sustainable Development Goals Dr. Trygve Ottersen, The Norwegian Public Health Institute
15:50

Civil Society role and the Sustainable Development Goals-through a Gendered Lens

Ms. Gro Lindstad, FOKUS
16:00 The Importance of Women's Economic Empowerment for Maternal and Child Health Mrs. Ingrid Stange, Partnership for Change
16:10 Reflections Dr. Johanne Sundby, Centre for Global Health, University of Oslo
16:20 Q&A  

Pregnant woman

Pregnant woman. Photo: iStock Photo

Published May 19, 2017 10:30 AM - Last modified June 27, 2017 11:00 AM