Dr. Debrework Zewdie will discuss "AIDS in Africa: Actionable Solutions" as well as her work as the Director of the Global HIV/AIDS Program for the World Bank.
Dr. Debrework Zewdie is the Director of the Global HIV/AIDS Program for the World Bank. Prior to this position she managed the AIDS Campaign Team for Africa (ACTafrica), and led the team which was responsible for the US$1 billion Multi-Country HIV/AIDS Program (MAP I and II) for Africa.
Before joining the Bank in 1994, Dr. Zewdie was Deputy Regional Director of the Africa Region for the AIDS Control and Prevention project (AIDSCAP) of Family Health International in Nairobi, Kenya and worked in sixteen African countries. Previously, Dr. Zewdie held several research, management, and teaching positions focusing on public health issues such as tropical diseases, reproductive health and sexually transmitted diseases, including HIV/AIDS. While in Ethiopia, she was Deputy Director, and later Acting Director, of the National Research Institute of Health. Dr. Zewdie also established and headed the Referral Laboratory for HIV/AIDS in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, served as Program Manager of Ethiopia's AIDS/STD Prevention and Control Program, and taught immunology to medical students at Addis Ababa University.
She received her Ph.D. in Immunology from the University of London, St. Mary's Hospital Medical School, did her postdoctoral fellowship at SYVA - a diagnostic company In Palo Alto, California and was a Senior MacArthur Fellow at Harvard University's School of Population and Development Studies. Dr. Zewdie has been published in over 100 journals and book chapters on a variety of subjects.
Date: Wednesday, February 22, 2006
Time: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
314 Royce Hall
Los Angeles, CA 90095
Cost: Free and open to the public; parking is available for $8 in lot 5.
Light reception immediately following the discussion.
James S. Coleman African Studies Center
Sponsor(s): African Studies Center, Globalization Research Center - Africa, World Arts & Cultures/Dance, School of Public Health, French and Francophone Studies, School of Public Affairs, The Anderson School at UCLA