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"One World, One Health,
Could We Muddle Through?"
Dr. William H. Foege

with Introduction to the
Manhattan Principles,
Dr. Steve Sanderson

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(MP3, 62 MB)

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Introduction to Manhattan Principles,
Dr. Steve Sanderson (42 MB)

Presentation Part 1 (45 MB)
Presentation Part 2 (46 MB)
Presentation Part 3 (44 MB)
Presentation Part 4 (43 MB)
Presentation Part 5 (36 MB)

Question and Answer Session (54 MB)

About Dr. William H. Foege (Keynote Speaker)

William H. Foege, MD, MPH
Fellow, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Emeritus Presidential Distinguished Professor, Emory University
Atlanta, GA

William H. Foege is an epidemiologist who worked in the successful campaign to eradicate smallpox in the 1970s. Dr. Foege became Chief of the CDC Smallpox Eradication Program, and was appointed director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control in 1977. He attended Pacific Lutheran University, received his medical degree from the University of Washington, and his Master’s in Public Health from Harvard University.

In 1984, Foege and several colleagues formed the Task Force for Child Survival, a working group for the World Health Organization, UNICEF, The World Bank, the United Nations Development Program, and the Rockefeller Foundation. Its success in accelerating childhood immunization led to an expansion of its mandate in 199l to include other issues, which diminish the quality of life for children.

Dr. Foege joined The Carter Center in l986 as its Executive Director, Fellow for Health Policy and Executive Director of Global 2000. In l992, he resigned as executive director of The Carter Center, but continued in his role as a Fellow and as Executive Director of the Task Force for Child Survival and Development. In January l997, he joined the faculty of Emory University, where he is Presidential Distinguished Professor of International Health at the Rollins School of Public Health. In September l999, Dr. Foege became a Senior Medical Advisor for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. In October l999 Dr. Foege resigned as Executive Director of the Task Force for Child Survival and Development. Dr. Foege has retired from both Emory University and the Gates Foundation in December of 200l; however, he remains active in both organizations as Emeritus Presidential Distinguished Professor of International Health and as a Gates Fellow.

Dr. Foege has championed many issues, but child survival and development, injury prevention, population, preventive medicine, and public health leadership are of special interest, particularly in the developing world. He is a strong proponent of disease eradication and control, and has taken an active role in the eradication of Guinea worm, polio and measles, and the elimination of River Blindness. By writing and lecturing extensively, Dr. Foege has succeeded in broadening public awareness of these issues and bringing them to the forefront of domestic and international health policies.

Dr. Foege is the recipient of many awards, holds honorary degrees from numerous institutions, and was named a Fellow of the London School of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene in l997. He is the author of more than 125 professional publications.

About Dr. Steven Sanderson

Steven E. Sanderson, PhD
President & Chief Executive Officer
Wildlife Conservation Society
Bronx, NY

Steven Sanderson is President and Chief Executive Officer of the Wildlife Conservation Society in New York. Prior to his appointment in 2001, he was Dean of Emory College, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, at Emory University in Atlanta. He holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from Stanford University (1978). He has studied the politics of rural poverty, biodiversity conservation and environmental change, and is a specialist in Latin America.

In the mid-1980s, Dr. Sanderson served as Ford Foundation Program Officer in Brazil, where he designed and implemented the Foundation’s Amazon program. As a member of the faculty of the University of Florida from 1979 to 1997, he directed the Tropical Conservation and Development Program and chaired the Department of Political Science.

For the past fifteen years, he has been deeply involved with the organization of scientific cooperation on the environment, through the Social Science Research Council, the International Geosphere-Biosphere program, the National Academy of Sciences Oversight Committee on Restoration of the Greater Everglades Ecosystem and the Scientific Board of the international Resilience Alliance. Now, as a conservation practitioner and head of a major wildlife conservation organization, he engages that international cooperation through strategic collaborations on behalf of biodiversity conservation and rural poverty alleviation.

A former Fulbright Scholar in Mexico, Dr. Sanderson has also held fellowships and grants from the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars of the Smithsonian Institution, the Council on Foreign Relations, NASA, and the Ford, MacArthur, Rockefeller, Tinker and Heinz Foundations.

Among Sanderson’s scholarly publications are nine books and monographs about Latin American politics and the environment, including Agrarian Populism and the Mexican State (California 1981), The Transformation of Mexican Agriculture (Princeton 1986), and The Politics of Trade In Latin American Development (Stanford 1992). He has also written about the politics of conserving wild exploited species and is co-editor of Parks in Peril: Working with Politics and People to Save Neotropical Biodiversity (Island Press, 1998). His most recent publication is “The Future of Conservation,” Foreign Affairs (September 2002).


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