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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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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.
On April 24, the CSIS Global Health Policy Center will host a major day-long conference on comprehensive prevention and control of cervical cancer. It will open with a keynote presentation on the global burden of cervical cancer, projected trends in a number of key countries, and major methods of prevention and treatment. It will feature expert roundtables on experiences with the HPV vaccine in low, middle, and high-income countries; innovative partnerships such as the Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon Initiative; and what lies ahead in addressing the challenge of cervical cancer on a global scale.
Please join CSIS and Friends of the Global Fight Against AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria for a high-level discussion of the value of multisectoral approaches to addressing the critical problem of HIV in adolescent girls and young women. Speakers will include Ambassador Deborah Birx, U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator; Ambassador Mark Dybul, Executive Director of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB, and Malaria; Judith Bruce, Senior Associate and Policy Analyst at Population Council; and Deborah Derrick, President of Friends of the Global Fight. Janet Fleischman, Senior Associate of the CSIS Global Health Policy Center, will moderate.
Please join us on April 2 for a panel discussion on the impact of these efforts and progress made by the Peace Corps since the program’s full implementation in September 2013. Our panel will include Carrie Hessler-Radelet, Director of the Peace Corps, and Susan Smith Howley, Director of Public Policy at the National Center for Victims of Crime. Dr. John Hamre, President and CEO of CSIS will provide opening remarks, and Talia Dubovi, Deputy Director and Senior Fellow with the CSIS Global Health Policy Center, will moderate.
Please join the CSIS Global Health Policy Center and Hope Through Healing Hands for an event to launch the new book, The Mother & Child Project: Raising Our Voices for Health and Hope, compiled by Hope Through Healing Hands and published by Harper Collins and Zondervan.
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