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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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Please join us as Dr. Thomas C. Frieden, Director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and Ms. Laura Holgate, Senior Director, WMD Terrorism and Threat Reduction, National Security Council, discuss the administration's launch of the new Global Health Security Agenda. It is a timely opportunity to hear directly from them about the GHS Agenda's genesis, key elements and future implementation.
As countries around the world become wealthier and their empowered citizens increasingly push for better social services, an increasing number of countries - especially emerging economies - seek to provide affordable health care as an essential step to promote long-term economic development and social stability. Over the course of a day-long CSIS conference, global health and finance experts will discuss: why universal health coverage is gaining momentum; how to build a coverage scheme, including the role of the private sector; and how countries can optimize resources.
Since its launch in June 2012 by former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Saving Mothers, Giving Life partners have collaborated with the governments of Uganda and Zambia to bolster maternal health programs and to rapidly reduce maternal deaths. CSIS will be joined by senior leaders from Saving Mothers, Giving Life for an engaging discussion of the initiative’s vision, approach, delivery, impact and future challenges and opportunities.
Noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) – including cardiovascular disease, diabetes, chronic respiratory conditions and cancers – are the leading causes of death worldwide. An estimated 80% of these fatalities occur in developing countries – millions of which are preventable. This is an urgent global health issue that demands analysis of gaps in NCD research, new policies and practices, and actionable recommendations to close the gaps.
Please join us for a panel discussion occasioned by the publication of Noncommunicable Diseases in the Developing World: Addressing Gaps in Global Policy and Research (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2013). Contributors to the book and other stakeholders will discuss what action can be taken now to advance the global campaign against NCDs.
On November 12, 2013, the Global Health Policy Center at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) and the CSIS Sumitro Chair for Southeast Asia Studies will host a day-long conference focused on U.S. Health Partnerships in the Mekong. The conference will feature senior Obama administration leaders on evolving US health engagement in the Mekong, as well as senior officials and experts from the region. A formal agenda is forthcoming. To ensure a seat at the conference, please register now.
Since Syria’s internal war began two years ago, the accumulating human consequences have been dire, both inside Syria and across the region: an estimated 100,000 people dead; the deliberate targeting of civilians and health infrastructure and medical personnel; mass internal displacement and the mass exodus of refugees to neighboring countries; and a worsening environment for the delivery of humanitarian assistance. Please join us for a timely discussion that will analyze events on the ground in Syria, their impact on neighboring states, and the actions of the international community both to meet humanitarian needs and serve the strategic interests of key international actors.
Please join us for a discussion on how ending child marriage advances U.S. foreign policy objectives. Child marriage violates many human rights; it is also a threat to the prosperity and stability of countries. This event will explore how child marriage undermines U.S. development and foreign policy objectives and how the United States can more effectively work to end child marriage and raise the status of girls around the world.
Please join us for a lunchtime launch of an important new CSIS publication, A Greater Mekong Health Security Partnership, which argues there is a unique, time-sensitive opportunity for a targeted, major U.S. initiative to improve health security in the Greater Mekong Subregion. A U.S. push to strengthen partnerships with Myanmar, Cambodia, Vietnam, and Laos -- to manage pandemic threats, control resistant malaria, and improve maternal and child health -- will advance both U.S. strategic interests and bring real health benefits to millions. It can be done if there is high-level U.S. leadership, better leveraging of the substantial civilian and military U.S. health engagement efforts already underway, and focused integration of the skills and expertise of Thailand and China.
Please join Dr. Peter Small, Senior Program Officer at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, for an interactive conversation about these promising developments in global tuberculosis prevention and control, including how they may improve U.S. global TB policies. Mr. Todd Summers, Senior Adviser with the CSIS Global Health Policy Center, will moderate the discussion.
Syria's Assad regime has, with increasing intensity over the past year, systematically targeted medical facilities, staff and patients on an egregious scale with profound human consequences. Armed opposition have also defied the impartiality and neutrality of medical services. Please join us on Friday, May 10, from 2:00-4:00pm at CSIS for a roundtable discussion. Panelists will discuss the trajectory of attacks, the resulting institutional damage and public health implications, evolving efforts by governments, international bodies and NGOs to mitigate these impacts, and prospects in the future for accountability and rehabilitation.
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