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A Harvard University Program in Ethics and Health event - "New Strategies for Health Promotion: Steering Clear of Ethical Pitfalls"

New Strategies for Health Promotion: Steering Clear of Ethical Pitfalls, Apr 28-29, 2011


Day Two: Friday, April 29, 2011

Morning

8:30 AM

Session IV: Conditional Cash Transfers as Health Promotion

  • Session Chair: Ferdinando Regalia, PhD
    Chief, Social Protection and Health Division, Inter-American Development Bank

Welcoming Address: CCTs and the State’s Role in Health Promotion

  • Julio Frenk, MD, PhD
    Dean of the Faculty, Harvard School of Public Health; Former Minister of Health, Mexico; T & G Angelopoulos Professor of Public Health and International Development; Harvard School of Public Health and Harvard Kennedy School

Conditional Cash Transfer: Origin, Benefits and Lessons

  • Maureen Lewis, PhD - Slides
    Economic Advisor, World Bank

Evidence from Conditional Cash Transfers Evaluations

  • Norbert Schady, PhD - Slides
    Senior Research Economist, Human Development, Development Research Group, World Bank

Experience of Conditional Cash Transfers in Health

  • Cheryl Cashin, PhD - Slides
    Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

10:30 AM

Discussion

11:15 AM

Break

11:30 AM

Session V: Ethical and Social Concerns

  • Session Chair: Helena Ribe, PhD
    Sector Manager, Social Protection, Latin America Region, World Bank

Conditional Cash Transfers and Global Health Policy: Strengths and Concerns

  • Ian Forde, MD - Slides
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College, London

Right Action, Wrong Reasons? The Moral Status of Incentives for Healthy Behavior

  • Jonathan Wolff, M. Phil
    Professor, Department of Philosophy, University College, London; Director, Centre for Philosophy, Justice and Health, University College, London

12:30 PM

Discussion

12:45-
1:45 PM

Lunch Break

Afternoon

1:45 PM

Session VI: Balancing Missions: Are Conditional Cash Transfers in Harmony with Other Development Objectives?

  • Session Chair: Margaret Grosh
    Lead Economist, Latin America and Caribbean, World Bank

Conditional Cash Transfers: Cash-Contingency Management, Structural Support, and Poverty Reduction

  • David Bangsberg, MD, MPH - Slides
    Director, Massachusetts General Hospital's Center for Global Health; Professor, Mbarara University of Science and Technology; Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Director International Programs, Partners AIDS Research Center

Programmatic concerns in implementation

  • Maria Concepcion Steta Gandara - Slides
    Sr. Social Protection Specialist, Human Development, Latin America Region, World Bank

2:25 PM

Discussion

2:45 PM

Session VII: Country – specific programs and Impacts of Conditional Cash Transfers on Health Status

  • Session Chair: Maureen Lewis, PhD
    Economic Advisor, World Bank

Evidence on impacts of Mexico’s Oportunidades program over time

  • Lynnette Neufeld, PhD - Slides
    Chief Technical Advisor, Micronutrient Initiative

Brazil’s Bolsa Familia: Expansion and Impacts

  • Andre Medici, PhD - Slides
    Senior Health Economist, Human Development, Latin America Region, World Bank

Encouraging Attended Births in India

  • Ingrid Miljeteig, MD, PhD - Slides
    Department of Public Health and Primary Health Care, University of Bergen
  • Kjell Arne Johansson, MD, PhD
    Department of Public Health and Primary Health Care, University of Bergen

Effectiveness of CCTs in STI prevention in Tanzania

  • Damien B. C. M. de Walque, PhD
    Senior Economist, Human Development, Development Research Group, World Bank

4:05 PM

Discussion

4:15 PM

Break

4:30 PM

Panel Discussion: Ethics and Value Added of Conditional Cash Transfers

  • Session Chair: Norbert Schady, PhD
    Economic Advisor, Social Sectors, Inter-American Development Bank

Panelists:

  • Maureen Lewis, PhD
    Economic Advisor, World Bank
  • Karl Widerquist, DPhil, PhD
    Visiting Associate Professor, Georgetown University School of Foreign Service, Qatar
  • Helena Ribe, PhD
    Manager, Social Protection, Latin America, World Bank
  • Daniel Wikler, PhD
    Mary B. Saltonstall Professor of Population Ethics and Professor of Ethics and Population Health, Harvard School of Public Health

Discussion

5:00 PM

End of Conference