Conversation: “Aging: Global Health Crisis or Opportunity?” Dr. Alexandre Kalache of the World Health Organization with NYU/Wagner’s Victor Rodwin, Dec 4


New York University’s Master’s Program in Global Public Health will convene a seminar on the world’s growing elderly population. Part of an ongoing series titled Conversations in Global Public Health, the discussion will include Dr. Victor Rodwin, Professor of Health Policy and Management at NYU’s Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service.

New York University’s Master’s Program in Global Public Health will convene a seminar on the world’s growing elderly population with special guest Dr. Alexandre Kalache of the World Health Organization on Monday, Dec. 4, at 5:30 p.m.

Part of an ongoing series titled Conversations in Global Public Health, the discussion will include Dr. Victor Rodwin, Professor of Health Policy and Management at NYU’s Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, and co-edits (with Michael K. Gusmano) Growing Older in World Cities: New York, London, Paris and Tokyo http://www.vanderbiltuniversitypress.com/bookdetail.asp?book_id=4017

At 600 million today, the world’s elderly population is projected to grow to 1.2 billion in 2025 and 2 billion in 2050 - 83 percent of them in developing countries. The challenges faced by policymakers worldwide are unprecedented. Dr. Kalache, an international leader in policies on aging, will discuss how the World Health Organization is responding to the challenges, and how the most important public health achievement of the 20th century - an additional 30 years of life expectancy from birth - can be prevented from turning into a 21st century failure: low quality of life for the survivors.

  • Who: Dr. Alexandre Kalache (MSc, MD, PhD, FRCPH) is a medical doctor who has served since 1995 as Director of the Ageing and Life Course Programme (ALC) at the World Health Organization. Dr. Victor Rodwin, Professor of Health Policy and Management at the Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, directs the World Cities Project, a collaborative venture between NYUWagner, Columbia University’s Mailman School, and the International Longevity Center-USA; it examines the impact of population aging and longevity on major cities of the world.
  • What: Conversations in Global Public Health is sponsored by NYU’s Master’s Program in Global Public Health and in part by the generous support of the Josiah Macy, Jr., Foundation. The latest seminar, on the world’s growing elderly population, is free and open to the general public; refreshments will be served.
  • Where: Lipton Hall, NYU School of Law, 108 West 3rd Street (between MacDougal and Sullivan streets), Manhattan.
  • When: Monday, December 4th, 2006, from 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Those who want to attend should RSVP to Zach Maggio at zm10@nyu.edu

For additional information, contact Robert Polner at 212.998.2337 or robert.polner@nyu.edu


New York University’s Master’s Program in Global Public Health prepares professionals with advanced degrees from multiple disciplines to play leadership roles in promoting global health through improved research, practice, and policy-making. NYU launched its new Master’s Program in Global Public Health in Fall, 2006. The program is a collaboration of five of the University’s professional schools: Robert F. Wagner School of Public Service; Steinhardt School of Education; School of Social Work; College of Dentistry, with its College of Nursing; and the School of Medicine.

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