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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 at CSIS on Thursday, Sept 11 for an exciting conversation with Sir Richard Branson and Dr. Michel Kazatchkine.Members of the UN Commission on Global Drug Policy, Branson and Kazatchkine are coming to CSIS to discuss the Commission's newly completed major report, Taking Control: Pathways for Drug Policies that Work. The report reflects the Commissioners new call for far-reaching changes to global drug policy, and will lay the foundation for the upcoming UN General Assembly Special Session (UNGASS) on Drugs in 2016.
In honor of the publication of Lawrence Gostin's important new work, Global Health Law (Harvard 2014), I wish to invite you to a roundtable featuring Professor Gostin, Anthony Fauci (NIAID) and Tim Evans (World Bank) which I will have the honor of moderating. Two questions will be tabled before these three distinguished opinion leaders: what do you predict will be the toughest challenge -- and the next big idea -- that drive the global health agenda in the next decade?
Please join us for an event exploring how faith-based organizations in Nigeria and Uganda are reaching out to their communities about the importance of family planning.
The event will feature Dr. Tonny Tumwesigye, the Executive Director of the Uganda Protestant Medical Bureau (UPMB), and Dr. Daniel Nanshep Gobgab, the Secretary General and Chief Executive Officer of the Christian Health Association of Nigeria (CHAN). The roundtable discussion will focus on how these faith-based medical organizations are addressing family planning in their communities, how they are collaborating with other faith-based organizations, and what challenges and opportunities they face. The session will be moderated by Janet Fleischman, senior associate of the CSIS Global Health Policy Center.
The U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues, Catherine Russell, will provide a keynote address about her vision for the State Department’s Office of Global Women’s Issues and U.S. government commitments and actions on preventing gender-based violence and promoting economic empowerment for women. This will be followed by a roundtable conversation, moderated by Janet Fleischman, senior associate with the CSIS Global Health Policy Center, featuring Babatunde Osotimehin, Executive Director of UNFPA, and Keith Hansen, Global Practices Vice President at the World Bank Group. The panel will focus on how key international actors are working to improve the health and empowerment of women and girls, and the opportunities and challenges they face.
On June 12, from 9:15am to 2:30pm, CSIS will host a conference on the burgeoning human crisis inside Syria and in the surrounding region. The conference will spotlight the scope, burden, and complexity of the human crisis, both inside Syria and across the region; its future trajectory and long-term implications; ongoing efforts to improve humanitarian access and coverage, including efforts to advance UNSC resolution 2139; and future options for the United States and the international community
Please join the CSIS Global Health Policy Center on Wednesday, June 11, from 4:00pm until 5:30 pm, for an event to launch the book, 50 Years of Global Health: Saving Lives and Building Futures, USAID’s Tradition Continues. The event will feature an introduction to the book, followed by two panels.
Beginning in May 2013, the CSIS Global Health Policy Center (GHPC) organized an active working group, comprised of leading experts on tuberculosis (TB), to examine how TB relates to U.S. national interests, the structure and effectiveness of U.S. TB programs, and the most critical challenges in addressing global TB. On June 9, CSIS will host a public event, "A Strategic Approach to Global Tuberculosis," and will release six in-depth policy analyses, accompanied by an overview report summarizing the major findings and recommendations of the working group.
Please join the CSIS Global Health Policy Center for an event focused on the progress made in building national capacity to deliver HIV and AIDS services. Expert panelists from the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) will discuss the opportunities and challenges in transitioning from an international service delivery model to a national model.
Please join the CSIS Global Health Policy Center for an event focusing on the upcoming GAVI Alliance replenishment process, which will officially launch in May, 2014, and lead to a pledging conference to be held toward the end of the year. Expert panelists will discuss GAVI’s achievements and challenges in accelerating developing countries’ access to new and underused vaccines during the current period of activity (2011-2015), consider possible pledging and replenishment scenarios, and identify opportunities for enhancing GAVI’s impact over the next five years. The event will feature a new CSIS report analyzing policy options for the United States to consider in developing an approach to the replenishment, a moderated conversation with panelists, and audience questions and commentary.
Please join us for an event to examine U.S. policy options to advance international family planning and its linkages with broader U.S. health and development goals. The event will focus on lessons learned from Ethiopia’s ambitious Health Extension Program, and how this model can be adapted for other countries as they work to increase access to family planning. At this session, expert panelists will discuss the opportunities and challenges in scaling up and sustaining family planning programs. The event will feature a new CSIS report from a congressional staff delegation to Ethiopia, as well as a CSIS video on family planning and Ethiopia’s Health Extension Program.
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