Media impact on health behaviors around the world

Presented by the BBG and VOA in partnership with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).

A panel discussion on the impact and value of communication in advancing the health of people globally

Opening remarks by David Ensor, Director, Voice of America
Moderated by Ndimyake Mwakalyelye, Chief, Zimbabwe Service, Voice of America


  • Elizabeth Fox, Director, Office of Health, Infectious Diseases and Nutrition, USAID
  • Scott C. Ratzan, MD, MPA, Editor, Journal of Health Communication & Vice President, Global Corporate Affairs, Anheuser-Busch InBev
  • Silvio Waisbord, Professor, Director of Graduate Studies, School of Media and Public Affairs, George Washington University and Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Communication
  • Dr. Marsha L. Vanderford, Associate Director for Communication, Centers for Global Health, U.S. Centers for Disease Control