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The CSIS Global Health Policy Center holds a number of events every year. In addition to our High Level Speaker Series and our Fault Lines in Global Health debates
, we host events with experts from around the world on important current issues in global health. 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 Global Health Policy Center's work.
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On Monday, March 28 2016,4:00 - 5:30 pm, the CSIS Global Health Policy Center and Proliferation Prevention Program will host Timothy Jorgensen, Associate Professor and Director, Health Physics and Radiation Protection Program, Georgetown University, to speak on the topic of “Predicting the Health Consequences of Nuclear Terrorism Scenarios,” drawing on the experiences of Hiroshima and Fukushima. Tim’s talk occurs soon after Princeton University Press publishes his new book, Strange Glow: The Story of Radiation. (The website link is TimothyJorgensen.com. The Press has also released a fun video trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ItIoFK6NjS4).
Please join the CSIS Global Health Policy Center on March 17, from 10:00am – 11:30am, for a an exploration of how private bio-pharmaceutical firms can better support the critically important societal goals of improved affordability, access, quality, and innovation. This is a particularly important and timely exchange, given the bio-pharmaceutical industry’s need to strengthen trust and confidence -- and ultimately the health and well-being -- of individuals.
On Thursday, March 3, 2016, the CSIS Global Health Policy Center will host a conference on Ethiopia’s health system, its successes, and enduring challenges. This event will feature three expert panel discussions on the challenges to the U.S. – bilateral relationship, the major infectious diseases that continue to plague the country, and Ethiopia’s efforts to achieve universal health coverage. On this day, CSIS will also launch three new CSIS reports on Ethiopia, based on a recent research mission to Ethiopia to examine the country's health system. Please join us for this timely discussion.
In early 2015, the Harvard Global Health Institute (HGHI) and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) convened an Independent Panel to analyze the major weaknesses in the global health system exposed by the Ebola outbreak, and offer concrete recommendations for reform in several key areas: leadership, coordination, and advocacy; international rules; financing; operational response and operational research; and health technology research and development. Please join us for the Washington D.C. rollout of the final report of the Harvard-LSHTM Independent Panel on the Global Response to Ebola and a discussion of its main recommendations.
The number of wild poliovirus cases worldwide is significantly reduced compared to last year, as Pakistan improves its immunization reach and Africa goes more than a year since its last reported case. Nonetheless, substantial challenges remain to global eradication, including newly reported cases of vaccine-derived poliovirus in Ukraine and Mali. Join the CSIS Global Health Policy Center September 28 as it welcomes keynote speakers Dr. Thomas Frieden, Director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Chair of the global Polio Oversight Board, and Sir Liam Donaldson, Chair of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative’s Independent Monitoring Board.
Please join us for an event marking the forthcoming Lancet series on faith-based health care. The session will examine the contributions of faith leaders and organizations to global health efforts, identifying some of their unique strengths and challenges. In addition to reviewing the latest evidence, there will also be a focus on how US policymakers can better partner and leverage faith-based organizations to improve health outcomes.
The event will feature Dr. Samuel Mwenda Rukunga, General Secretary and CEO of the Christian Health Association of Kenya (CHAK), and Peter Kariuki Munene, International Programme Coordinator at the Faith to Action Network (F2A). The discussion will focus on how these faith-based organizations are addressing family planning in their communities through service delivery and advocacy, and what challenges and opportunities they face. The session will be moderated by Janet Fleischman, senior associate at the CSIS Global Health Policy Center.
Please join us for the launch of the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME)’s Financing Global Health 2014 report: Shifts in Funding as the MDG Era Closes. Dr. Christopher Murray, Director of the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at the University of Washington, will lead off with a presentation of findings from IHME’s newest report and a new article in JAMA, the Journal of the American Medical Association. Dr. Murray will highlight how funding patterns have shifted across time and identify where funding gaps persist.
The event will feature a new CSIS report, and associated web microsite, from a February 2015 delegation to the United Republic of Tanzania. The delegation examined U.S.-Tanzania bilateral cooperation on maternal, neonatal, and child health, as well as the ways in which U.S.-supported programs complement the efforts on immunization carried out by the Government of Tanzania in partnership with Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance.
Please join us for a conference to examine U.S. policy options to advance family planning and women's health in Senegal. This event will focus on Senegal's innovative approaches and strategic partnerships to expand access to family planning, and the complexities of overcoming barriers to further progress. As a key player in an increasingly volatile region, Senegal's efforts to achieve results in family planning provide lessons for other countries, especially in francophone West Africa.
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