The Bixby Center is pleased to sponsor and co-sponsor our own events or those organized in collaboration with campus partners. It is also our pleasure to spotlight events organized by which we’re not directly involved in sponsoring but are organized by others focusing on topics of interest to the Bixby network. We encourage you to please check out the upcoming events we have on our calendar and plan to join us there. Also feel free to browse the past events to get a sense on the type of activities we feature on our calendar.

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May 2019

Uptake of long acting reversible contraceptives in Musanze, Rwanda: integration of family planning services into primary healthcare 2016-2017

May 20 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
440 University Hall
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Population & Food Security in the Sahel: a consideration of integrated rural extension services

May 16 @ 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
Berkeley Way West: Conference Room, 6122, 2121 Berkeley Way
Berkeley, CA 94704 United States
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April 2019

Ndola Prata’s Research Presentation on Niger, West Africa

April 25 @ 11:10 am - 12:10 pm
440 University Hall
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November 2018

International Conference on Family Planning

November 13, 2018 @ 10:00 am - November 14, 2018 @ 12:00 pm
Kigali Rwanda + Google Map

Presentation Schedule Tuesday, November 13th  Combining structural and reproductive health to improve transition to adulthood: the Musanze Youth Center model 10:25am-11:45am | Session Room: MH 4 Presenter: Leopold Nirere "It is not them, it is us": how FP supply strategies in rural areas can improve demand and utilization of long acting methods 11:30am-2:30pm | Session Room: Auditorium terrace–Display #90 *Presenter at poster from 1:30-2:30pm Presenter: Jean Utumatwishima Engaging men in FP: perspectives from married men in Lomé, Togo 3pm-6pm | Session…

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October 2018

An Analysis: The Implementation Of Youth Centers In Musanze, Rwanda

October 10, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
440 University Hall

Presentation by Bixby Summer Funding Award Recipient Kalee Singh Kalee will present her analysis on the implementation of the Bixby Center’s youth center, based in the district of Musanze, Rwanda. The youth center model aims to utilize a multi-pronged approach–addressing both structural and social determinants–to improve the health and wellbeing of youth in Rwanda. The model, co- designed and managed by youth, strives to empower adolescents through the provision of comprehensive sexual education and linkages to high-quality, youth- friendly reproductive…

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September 2018

Combating Maternal Mortality: Ugandan lawsuit

September 20, 2018 @ 12:45 pm - 2:00 pm
170 Boalt Hall, 2763-2719 Bancroft Way
Berkeley, CA 94704 United States

The Uganda-based Center for Health, Human Rights and Development and the families of women who suffered preventable deaths in childbirth have sued the Ugandan government in a landmark case, demanding that the state provide minimum health guarantees to expectant mothers. University of Wyoming Law Professor Noah Novogrodsky and UC Berkeley School of Public Health Professor Ndola Prata discuss the challenge of promoting social and economic rights through test-case litigation. Lunch will be served. Please RSVP: tinyurl.com/HRC-maternal-mortality

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November 2017

Global Health Expert Panel: Challenges and Opportunities in Global Health

November 7, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Anna Head Alumnae Hall

November 7, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm | Anna Head Alumnae Hall at UC Berkeley Join UCGHI for an expert panel with an interdisciplinary discussion on Maternal Health, Infectious Disease, and Climate Change. Our panelists from across the UC system will be discussing current challenges and opportunities in Global Health. There will be a 45-minute facilitated discussion, followed by a 45-minute Question & Answer section. Come ready to engage in critical discussion and find opportunities for you to…

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October 2017

i4Y Child Marriage and Youth Empowerment Group: Speaker Series

October 26, 2017 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
440 University Hall

Speaker/Performer: Erin Murphy-Graham, PhD, GSE & Alison Cohen, PhD, i4Y/SPH/GSE, Examining the relationship between schooling, early marriage, and pregnancy among adolescents in rural Honduras Sponsor: i4Y - Innovations for Youth The Innovations for Youth (i4Y) Child Marriage and Youth Empowerment Working Group has begun a speaker series to explore challenging questions related to child marriage and youth empowerment. The series will feature UC Berkeley faculty, staff, and graduate students' work in diverse contexts worldwide. Presentations will begin in late October…

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Family Planning Integration Project in Rwanda Presentation by Liz Crane

October 11, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Bixby Center, 17 University Hall
Berkeley, CA 94720 United States
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Liz Crane worked in Kigali and Musanze, Rwanda during summer 2017 to support the Bixby Center’s Family Planning Integration project. The project was based in Kigali and Musanze, Rwanda. This project aims to increase utilization of modern contraceptive methods and improve efficiency for family planning services provision through a service integration model. She worked with local staff and the Ministry of Health to support a new youth center in Musanze that provides integrated services for adolescents and young adults. Her…

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May 2017

SPH Dean’s Speker Series: The Next 82 Years: Faculty and Students Confronting Existential Challenges

May 4, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
150 University Hall
Berkeley,
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Since 1950, the global population and the global economy together have grown at 3.9 percent per year—doubling every 17 years. Such exponential growth cannot continue on a finite planet. Will it end in pain or in achievable policies? Many scientists agree that human activity has passed—or will pass shortly—the biological capacity of the planet to sustain life as we know it. Join Professor Malcolm Potts for a conversation about his past 82 years on the planet—a time of unprecedented change…

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