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. 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.
|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|
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|
Pregnant woman. Photo: iStock Photo