When:
October 20, 2019 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm America/New York Timezone
2019-10-20T15:00:00-04:00
2019-10-20T17:00:00-04:00
Where:
North Carolina State University Club
4200 Hillsborough Street
Raleigh, NC
27606
Cost:
Free
Building Thriving Communities @ North Carolina State University Club
Join us for a panel on Building Thriving Communities: locally-led approaches to improving health equity and livelihoods in Malawi

Triangle Friends of GAIA & Malawi invite you to a panel discussion on Building Thriving Communities: locally-led approaches to improving health equity & livelihoods in Malawi.

Reception to follow

Sunday, October 20th 3:00 – 5:00 pm

NC State University Club 4200 Hillsborough St., Raleigh

[ this event is free, RSVP is requested as space is limited ] __________________________________________________________________________________________

As one of the poorest countries in the world, 67.8% of Malawi’s population lives in extreme poverty, and this rate is even higher in rural areas. Combined with limited access to healthcare, widespread poverty contributes to extremely poor health outcomes, low life expectancy, early marriage and high pregnancy rates. In addition, HIV/AIDS in Malawi has killed nearly 1.3 million people and orphaned more than a million children; another one million people in Malawi currently live with HIV. While circumstances are extremely challenging, our esteemed panelists have made great strides to develop and implement locally-led solutions. Join us to hear more from:

Joyce Jere, RN, MPH Malawi Country Director, GAIA

Todd Schafer Executive Director, GAIA

Rick Beech VP, Faith Relations, Habitat for Humanity

Susan Pedersen Clinical Director, UNC School of Medicine, Project-Malawi