Event

Talks @ Pulitzer: Polio Eradication in India and Girls' Education in Pakistan

Wednesday, August 21, 2013 -
5:30PM to 7:00PM

This event will be livestreamed starting at 6pm on August 21, 2013. If you do not see the video, please refresh the page or watch it on YouTube.

Please join the Pulitzer Center for a talks @ pulitzer evening featuring journalists Esha Chhabra and Beenish Ahmed as they discuss their projects about polio eradication in India and the education crises in Pakistan.

Pakistan is home to more out-of-school children than almost any country in the world. Formal education is a luxury for these more than five million out-of-school children, two-thirds of whom are girls. Beenish will discuss her experiences in the country and her findings of what has been keeping scores of Pakistani children from getting an education.

Esha's reporting took her to the only polio ward in India as she examined the country's eradication of disease—there have been no new cases of polio in India for the past two years. She finds that while polio may be gone, public health challenges in India continue. And the mobile phone is no longer just a toy—it is now a tool for health.

Join us for a light reception at 5:30 pm, with remarks and discussion by these journalists beginning at 6 pm.

Space is limited so RSVP to rsvp@pulitzercenter.org—specify in subject line: August 21 event.

We look forward to seeing you here!

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

5:30-7 pm

Pulitzer Center

1779 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Suite 615

Washington, DC 20036

Closest Metro: Dupont Circle