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In conjunction with the release of the Commission's Report, "A healthier, safer, and more prosperous world," the CSIS Global Health Policy Center will be holding a number of events in Washington, D.C. and all over the country to discuss the future of global health and the impact of the Commission's recommendations on global health policy over the next year. Many of these events will be webcast live, giving you the opportunity to participate from any location and even ask questions of our speakers and panelists beforehand. Your engagement is vital to the continuation of the Commission's work.
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During the first Obama term, global health diplomacy took on elevated importance as a U.S. foreign policy objective. Both the Department of State and the Department of Health and Human Services appear poised to continue to raise the diplomatic profile of global health during the second Obama term. Over the next year, U.S. diplomats will be challenged to help ensure: smooth, sufficient replenishments of the GAVI Alliance, the World Bank International Development Association, and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria; the articulation of a robust set of goals to advance the post-2015 Millennium Development agenda; and mutually beneficial relationships with emerging powers, many of which are active global health actors.
Over the last decade, the U.S. Navy has substantially enlarged its scheduled, preplanned humanitarian engagement in the Pacific, the Americas, and Africa. After an expansionary period that began with the 2005 response to the Indian Ocean tsunami, intensifying budget pressures are now triggering spirited debate about the true value of these “soft power” missions, which utilize scarce personnel, funding, and assets that otherwise would be dedicated to more traditional and more easily measured and justified “hard power” missions.
In June 2012, to help frame and inform this complex debate, CSIS launched an independent study of U.S. Navy humanitarian assistance, chaired by Admiral Gary Roughead, U.S. Navy (retired). The resulting report, U.S. Navy Humanitarian Assistance in an Era of Austerity, was released at CSIS on Monday, March 11, 2013.
At this session, expert panelists will discuss the opportunities and challenges facing the second Obama administration in moving from policy to implementation on women’s global health issues.
Over the past decade, China and India have emerged as hotbeds of innovation for new biomedical products that have benefitted millions of people throughout the developing world. At this session expert panelists will discuss each nation’s contributions in this area; describe the policy priorities that have set the stage for recent R&D activities; identify barriers to continued R&D expansion; and discuss the optimal mix of incentives and regulations that can stimulate further growth in this sector.
Please join us for a lunchtime launch of our new publication, Global Health as a Bridge to Security, which looks at the intersection of health and security in U.S. foreign policy over the last decade. The keynote will be given by Admiral William Fallon, U.S. Navy (retired), who chaired this effort, followed by a roundtable discussion with Admiral Fallon, Rear Admiral Thomas Cullison, U.S. Navy (retired), Ambassador Cameron Hume, and Dr. Ellen Embrey on the top priority agenda items for future military engagement overseas in public health.
Sir Richard Feachem will speak to the historical patterns of malaria control, the outcomes of accelerated global efforts in the past decade, outstanding challenges, and policy priorities for the next Administration and Congress.
In June, 2011 – 18 months after the earthquake, tsunami, and Daiichi nuclear accident struck Japan – the Japanese legislature took the unprecedented step of creating an investigative commission to look into the root causes of the nuclear incident. Please join CSIS for a conversation with Dr. Kurokawa on the striking findings of the independent commission and implications for the future.
October 19, 2012, will mark the two-year anniversary of the cholera outbreak on the island of Hispaniola. Over the past two years a range of multilateral organizations, government agencies, and non-governmental program implementers, have been working to assist the Governments of Haiti and the Dominican Republic in controlling the spread of cholera – emphasizing the importance of WASH interventions. At this event CSIS and PAHO will focus on the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.
Please join us for a conversation with Dr. Margaret A. Hamburg, Commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, on Monday October 1 from 8:30am-10:00am in the CSIS B1 conference center.
In light of the need to address key populations in the HIV epidemic, the Center for Strategic and International Studies is convening several authors to discuss a special issue of The Lancet focused on the global HIV epidemic among men who have sex with men (MSM).
Shortly after the conclusion of the 2012 International AIDS Conference, AIDS 2012, the Center for Strategic and International Studies and the Kaiser Family Foundation are again convening diverse experts to try and make sense of what happened during this complicated global gathering.
On Wednesday, June 13, at Noon ET, the Kaiser Family Foundation will hold a live, interactive webcast to examine recent changes at the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis & Malaria and the implications for U.S. global health policy. A panel of experts will discuss the Global Fund’s recent funding challenges and reorganization, how the U.S. and other donor nations are responding to these changes, and the future outlook for the Fund’s efforts to address HIV, TB, and malaria around the world.
On June 4, CSIS will launch an independent task force of experts, chaired by former Chief of Naval Operations Admiral Gary Roughead, to study the value of the U.S. Navy’s proactive humanitarian assistance; to examine the Navy’s capacity for such missions in the future; to review the history and evolution of policy and programs in this area; to forecast the demands on military medicine and humanitarian missions in an age of new technologies and evolving threats to global health; and to inform a sensible, long-term strategy for naval medical diplomacy going forward.
The World Affairs Council of Atlanta, CARE USA, and the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) invite you to a major conference in Atlanta on how the United States, even in the midst of fiscal austerity and political division, can best advance the world’s health. This event, keynoted by Senator Johnny Isakson and featuring CDC Director Dr. Thomas Frieden and other prominent figures in government and global health, will highlight the vibrant partnerships – between government, businesses, NGOs, universities, and others – that make Atlanta a center of excellence in global health.
According to the International Committee of the Red Cross, "in terms of number of people affected, violence, both real and threatened, against health-care workers, facilities and beneficiaries is one of the biggest, most complex, and yet most under-recognized humanitarian issues today." This event on May 11, 2012, will discuss these developments and review integrated strategies to protect health care in times of armed conflict and civil strife.