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The Global Health Council's Mural


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Copyright © 1997 by Xavie
Healthy Women, Healthy World

The Collaborative Mural created during Global Health Council's 27th Annual Conference:   A Century of Health for the Children of 2000,
Washington, DC, June 13-16, 2000

The mural, which will serve as the official poster of next year's conference, was created with drawings and written contributions from hundreds of international participants attending the Global Health Council's Conference and included messages written in:   English, Hindi, Spanish, Nepalese, Russian, Korean, Yoruba, Bulgarian, Sangho, Haitian Creole, Bengali, Arabic, Swahili, Chinese, Romanian, Catalan, French, Gujarati, Quechua, Kakchiquel Maya, Marathi, Farsi, German, Urdu, Amharic, Ibo, Kikuyu, Khmer, Pidgin English, Bahasa Indonesia, Tagalog, Hebrew, Portuguese, Tamil, Malayalam, Turkmen, and Tigrigna.



The Global Health Council is the world's largest membership alliance dedicated to improving health worldwide.

Our mission is to mobilize effective action by advocating for needed policies and resources, building networks and alliances among those working to improve health, and communicating innovative ideas, knowledge and best practices in the health field.

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Global Health Council
Conference Update

The Global Health Council is privileged to have Xavier Cortada as an artist in residence for this year's Annual Conference!

From June 13—16, with help from our conference participants, Xavier will create a mural to capture the spirit and sense of hope for the future of global health.

To participate in the mural's creation or to see more of Xavier's work, visit

For more information on the conference, see our website,


Revised: 14 Mar 2004 17:23 -0500



27th Annual Conference
A Century of Health for the Children of 2000

June 13-16, 2000
Crystal Gateway Marriott
Arlington, VA, USA

Internationally acclaimed leaders and colleagues on the frontlines will illustrate how the health and survival of millions of children are intrinsically linked to maternal and reproductive health, to HIV/AIDS and other infectious diseases, to the viability of health systems, policies and other global health issues.

Features Include:
  • Internationally acclaimed keynote speakers

  • Panels and workshop sessions to explore key issues and expand learning

  • International Health Exhibition

  • Awards Banquet

  • Career Connection Lobby Day with Policy Luncheon and Hill Visits

  • Networking Receptions and Auxiliary Meetings

Key Areas of Focus:
  • Child Health and Child Survival

  • HIV/AIDS Infectious Diseases

  • Emerging Global Health Threats

  • Health Policy and Planning

  • Children, Families and Communities in Disaster and War

  • Reproductive Health

Featured Speakers

  • HM Queen Noor, wife of the late King Hussein of Jordan, plays a major role in promoting international exchange and understanding of Middle Eastern politics, Arab-Western relations and current global issues throughout the world. She is actively involved with several international and United Nations organizations addressing global challenges in the areas of women and children's welfare, community development, human rights, and environmental and architectural conservation. In recognition of her efforts to advance development, democracy and peace, the Queen has been awarded numerous international awards and honorary doctorates in international relations, law, and humane letters.

  • Reverend Leon Sullivan is one of the world's foremost campaigners for human rights and dignity for vulnerable populations. A recipient of the U.S. Presidential Medal of Freedom and nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize, he is also the author of the Sullivan Principles, a code of business ethics that was instrumental in ending South Africa's apartheid system. Adopted by the United Nations as the Global Sullivan Principles, the code serves as a guideline for ethical business practices throughout the world.

  • Dr. William Foege is senior health advisor for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and is the Presidential Distinguished Professor at the Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University. He led the successful campaign to eradicate smallpox in the 1970s, and is a former director of the Centers for Disease Control. He also led the creation of the Task Force for Child Survival, which guided international efforts in child health, and has served as the executive director of The Carter Center.

  • Dr. James Orbinski is the president of the 1999 Nobel Peace Prize-winning Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF, Doctors Without Borders) International Council. He has served as a medical coordinator during civil war situations in Somalia and Afghanistan, and as Head of Mission in Rwanda during the genocide of 1994. He was a founding member of MSF Canada in 1990 and served as its vice president until 1995.

INVITATION from the Council President

Dear Colleague,

Join us at the Global Health Council's 27th Annual Conference, a gathering of professionals from around the world, all dedicated to the common mission of improving global health. Our transition from the National Council for International Health (NCIH) to the Global Health Council is complete, and we have worked hard to create a program more stimulating and informative than ever before.

Your participation matters, because this millennial year's conference will be dedicated to the theme, "A Century of Health for the Children of 2000." Internationally acclaimed leaders will join frontline health workers in assessing progress made, lessons learned and challenges still to be met in addressing the needs of children around the world. It also examines major trends in HIV/AIDS, reproductive and maternal health, infectious diseases, and emerging global health threats that will affect adolescents and adults through the course of the 21st century.

A range of special events at the conference will be highlighted by the presentation of the second annual Jonathan Mann Award for Global Health and Human Rights. The conference schedule is packed with topical sessions on issues ranging from effective health interventions, to health systems and policies, to the health needs of children and communities in disaster and war. Many sessions will feature live interactive teleconferencing with sites around the world.

All the world's children share a common future, whatever their country of birth. Is the global health community prepared to address the issues this population will face as they grow to adulthood? Join us in Arlington, Virginia, USA, from June 13 to 16 and together we will lay the foundation for a century of health

Nils Daulaire, MD, MPH
President, Global Health Council




GHCmural-1.gif (105919 bytes)The "Healthy Women, Healthy World" mural was created by Xavier Cortada with drawings and written contributions from hundreds of international participants attending the Global Health Council's 27th Annual Conference.