In Monday’s celebrity-filled AIDS 2012 plenary session, entitled “Ending the Epidemic: Turning the Tide Together,” much of the technical information came in Dr. Anthony Fauci’s presentation of the epidemiologic and research data that are the basis for the optimistic projections of an “AIDS-free generation” to come.
As AIDS 2012 unfolds this week in Washington, D.C., activist demonstrations will take place both inside and outside of the convention center. On Sunday, July 22, shortly before the opening plenary of AIDS 2012, the “Keep the Promise” march and rally was launched at the Washington Monument with an estimated 1,000 participants. Speakers pressed for stronger political commitment and more financial resources, along with bringing back the “anger of the ‘80’s and ‘90’s” among AIDS activists. “Keep the Promise” was organized by the AIDS Healthcare Foundation and was not officially affiliated with the International AIDS Society, secretariat to AIDS 2012.
In a rousing address to the AIDS 2012 conference on Monday, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton opened with “five words we have not be able to say for too long: welcome to the United States!” She then proceeded to dazzle the crowd with her passionate command of the issues and her direct discussion of many of the most fundamental and sensitive issues surrounding the HIV/AIDS response. If this is to be her legacy speech on HIV/AIDS, she will surely have left her mark.
In advance of the XIX International AIDS Conference -- AIDS 2012 -- CSIS celebrated the release of the special supplement of the Journal of AIDS focused on PEPFAR. Organized in cooperation with the Office of the Global AIDS Coordinator (OGAC), the event featured contributing authors and guest editors who are leading figures in PEPFAR and the international HIV/AIDS community. The roundtables engaged in fascinating and wide-ranging discussions of the successes and challenges of PEPFAR, from its inception to its future.
Any new President has a vast array of items on his or her agenda, but Malawian President Joyce Hilda Banda has managed to put forth a praise-worthy agenda for maternal health during her first months in office. Although she has inherited a government that struggled under the previous President, domestic and international supporters of Banda are optimistic that her vision for better governance could lead to needed change in Malawi.
The new report entitled, 'Advancing Health in Ethiopia: With Fewer Resources, An Uncertain GHI Strategy, and Vulnerabilities On the Ground," is an effort to understand both the many remarkable health gains achieved in recent years through the close partnership between the United States and Ethiopia, and to reflect on the key considerations which should guide U.S. policy looking forward, taking into account shifts in available resources, the mixed record of the Global Health Initiative (GHI) and the broader governing environment in Ethiopia.
On Monday, May 21, at the Atlanta Summit, CARE, the Center for Strategic and International Studies, and the World Affairs Council of Atlanta gathered Atlanta’s leaders and other prominent Americans to discuss sustaining U.S. leadership to improve the world’s health. In this blog, J. Stephen Morrison reflects on the outcomes of the Summit.
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On May 21, 2012, The World Affairs Council of Atlanta, CARE USA, and the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) held a major conference on how the United States, even in the midst of fiscal austerity and political division, can best advance the world’s health.
Blog about World Immunization Week 2012 by Dan Thomas, Head of Media and Communications at the GAVI Alliance, a public-private partnership which aims to save children’s lives and protect people’s health by increasing access to vaccines in the world’s poorest countries.
On March 16th, the CSIS Global Health Policy Center hosted a video “film festival” focusing on vaccines and new media. The event explored how global health organizations and private foundations are making the case for U.S. investments in global immunization, using internet videos and social media to reach U.S. policymakers and the American public.
In November 2011, a team from CSIS traveled to Zambia to produce a video on vaccination efforts - their value, their long-term sustainability, and the challenges to their implementation. The video aims to portray the complexities of immunization in Zambia and to make broader points about global immunization efforts.
Ten months after suffering “the largest urban disaster in modern history” – a devastating 7.0-magnitude (MMS) earthquake on January 12, 2010 that killed over 316,000 and affected 3 million – Haiti faced an outbreak of cholera. In Part 2 of our look at Haiti's cholera outbreak, CSIS examines the Haitian government's response and the challenges that lie ahead.