Announcements March 02, 2017

Stanford Symposium on Madagascar Tackles 21st Century Planetary Health Challenges

On February 8th, Stanford University’s Center for Innovation in Global Health (CIGH) hosted a one-day symposium entitled Madagascar: A Crucible for Science, Health and the Environment. The symposium was co-sponsored by the Stanford Program for Disease Ecology, Health and the Environment, the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment, and PIVOT.

The event set an example for how to approach and overcome 21st Century challenges in human and planetary health. A wide variety of fields were represented on the agenda including biochemistry, engineering, medicine, ecology, conservation, and economics. Topics included health systems strengthening, innovations for global health, environmental determinants of disease, mouse lemur genomics, diseases of poverty, and more.

A number of PIVOT leaders, board members, and collaborators presented their work, available for viewing below: