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This page showcases a number of video interviews with CSIS guests, short documentary peices from our trips, and highlight footage from events. You may use the links below to access this content. Many of these videos are also on our YouTube and the CSIS Vimeo page.

President Joyce Banda’s Story

Watch Malawi's first female President, Joyce Banda, talk about the importance of education for girls and the empowerment of women. 

Saving Mothers: A New Initiative to Address Maternal Mortality

In December 2012, the Center for Strategic and International Studies traveled to Zambia because it has a disproportionately high rate of maternal mortality – an estimated 440 women dying for every 100,000 live births, which is 20 times higher than the U.S. But Zambia, as well as Uganda, is also the site of a new program, called Saving Mothers, Giving Life (SMGL), designed to reduce maternal mortality by up to 50 percent in selected districts in a year. 

Cervical Cancer and HIV in Women

Cervical cancer kills an estimated 275,000 women every year, 85 percent of whom are in developing countries. The link between HIV and cervical cancer is direct and deadly. To understand the opportunities and challenges of integrating cervical cancer screening and treatment into HIV services for women, the Center for Strategic and International Studies traveled to Zambia, which has been at the forefront of integrating these services.

President Joyce Banda on Women’s Health and Empowerment in Malawi

Watch Malawi's first female president, Joyce Banda, talk about the importance of women's health and empowerment.

Introduction: Global Health Policy in the Obama Second Term

Dr. J. Stephen Morrison discusses major themes from his introductory chapter of Global Health Policy in the Second Obama Term.

Chapter 1: Global Health Diplomacy

Dr. J. Stephen Morrison discusses the evolution of U.S. global health diplomacy over the course of the first Obama term, as well as his recommendations for Secretary of State Kerry.

Chapter 2: HIV/AIDS

Dr. Sharon Stash discusses the evolution of U.S. bilateral and multilateral efforts to reduce the worldwide spread of HIV/AIDS, as well as her recommendations for how to proceed toward an “AIDS-free generation” during the second Obama term.

Chapter 3: Malaria

Dr. David Bowen discusses the progress, challenges, and his recommendations for continuing to successfully control malaria. 

Chapter 4: Polio

Nellie Bristol discusses the U.S. role in supporting global polio eradication efforts.

Chapter 5: Women’s Global Health

Janet Fleischman discusses the achievements of the first Obama term in regards to advancing women’s global health, and the challenges and opportunities the administration may confront during its the second term. 

Chapter 6: Multilateral Partners

Todd Summers discusses the importance of the multilateral partners for realizing U.S. global health objectives.

Chapter 6: Multilateral Partners, GAVI Alliance

Amanda Glassman discusses the vital role the GAVI Alliance plays to advance global health.

Chapter 7: Global Health Security

Julie Fischer discusses the emergence of the field of global health security and provides recommendations for how the second Obama administration can better align the objectives of the global health and security communities.

Dr. Kiyoshi Kurokawa on the Fukushima Nuclear Accident Commission

Watch Dr. Kiyoshi Kurokawa, renowned scientist and public health expert, discuss the conclusions of the Fukushima Nuclear Accident Independent Commission, namely that the accident was a "profoundly man-made disaster". 

Sir Richard Feachem on Malaria

Watch Sir Richard Feachem, Professor at the UCSF School of Medicine, discuss the current state of malaria in the world and the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead. 

Global Health as a Bridge to Security

Our understanding of global health and its relationship to national security, and the well-being of the wider global community has grown and evolved over time. For these reasons, health and security are no longer separate domains for policymakers. They interact with each other. In this video, CSIS explores the nexus between health and security by collecting personal stories of a selection of our nation's leading military and global health professionals.

The FDA as a Global Actor

Watch Dr. Margaret Hamburg, Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, discuss FDA's expanding role and the importance of global partnerships to ensuring U.S. food and drug safety. 

The Politics of HIV

Watch former UNAIDS Executive Director Peter Piot explore lessons learned in the global fight against HIV/AIDS. 

AIDS 2012 Youth Pre-Conference and Involvement

Watch Emily Carson, Youth Coordinator for AIDS 2012, discuss the Youth Pre-Conference and the involvement of young people in the International AIDS Conference. 

The Afridi Conviction

Watch J. Stephen Morrison, director of the CSIS Global Health Policy Center, discuss Dr. Shakeel Afridi's conviction in Pakistan and what it means for global vaccine programs.

The Atlanta Declaration on Sustaining U.S. Leadership in Global Health & Water

Atlanta, Georgia, is home to some of the leading global health and  development organizations in the nation and the world. The Atlanta Declaration addresses how the next U.S. Congress and  presidential administration can best sustain United States leadership in improving world health, with a particular focus on the role of safe  water and sanitation. The three sponsors CSIS, CARE, and the World Affairs Council of  Atlanta have prepared this Declaration to mark recent historic achievements and to articulate a vision for U.S. leadership.

The Road to AIDS 2012

Watch Katherine Bliss, deputy director of the CSIS Global Health Policy Center, discuss the history of the international AIDS conference and the buildup to AIDS 2012, held in Washington, D.C., from July 22 to 27.

Righting the Global Fund

Watch J. Stephen Morrison, director of the CSIS Global Health Policy Center, discuss the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria with CSIS staff writer Don C. Morton.

Full Video: The Strategic Power of Vaccines in Zambia

In November 2011, a team from CSIS traveled to Zambia to produce a video on vaccination efforts - their value, their long-term sustainability, and the challenges to their implementation. The video aims to portray the complexities of immunization in Zambia and to make broader points about global immunization efforts. Released on March 16, 2012, this eleven-minute video completes the five-minute trailer posted in fall 2011.

AIDS 2012 Arrives in Washington, DC July 2012

With the International AIDS Conference - AIDS2012 - coming to Washington, DC this July after a 22-year hiatus from U.S. soil, CSIS interviews HIV/AIDS experts on the history of the conference and the importance of the conference's return to Washington, DC. 

Extended Trailer: The Strategic Power of Vaccines in Zambia

In November 2011, a team from CSIS traveled to Zambia to produce a video on vaccination efforts - their value, their long-term sustainability, and the challenges to their implementation. The video aims to portray the complexities of immunization in Zambia and to make broader points about global immunization efforts. This five minute trailer is a preview of what we saw. Please stay tuned for the full video in early 2012.

Emerging Practices in Global Health Cooperation, Part 1

On December 6, 2011 the CSIS Global Health Policy Center hosted a half-day seminar focused on the activities, practices, and strategies that characterize the global health outreach of Brazil, China, India, Russia and South Africa, or the BRICS.

Part 1: The Engagement of the BRICS with International Organizations

More information at: http://smartglobalhealth.org/BRICS

Emerging Practices in Global Health Cooperation, Part 2

On December 6, 2011 the CSIS Global Health Policy Center hosted a half-day seminar focused on the activities, practices, and strategies that characterize the global health outreach of Brazil, China, India, Russia and South Africa, or the BRICS.

Part 2: Regional Interactions and Trilateral/Regional/South-South Cooperation

More information at: http://smartglobalhealth.org/BRICS


Emerging Practices in Global Health Cooperation, Part 3

On December 6, 2011 the CSIS Global Health Policy Center hosted a half-day seminar focused on the activities, practices, and strategies that characterize the global health outreach of Brazil, China, India, Russia and South Africa, or the BRICS.

Part 3: Conclusion and Next Steps

More information at: http://smartglobalhealth.org/BRICS

USAID’s Strategy for Success in Global Health

On Monday, November 28 CSIS hosted Dr. Ariel Pablos-Méndez, leader of the USAID Global Health Bureau, for the public launch of the new USAID Global Health Strategy to support implementation of the Global Health Initiative. Dr. Pablos-Méndez gave formal remarks on the strategy’s development process, core components, and anticipated impact on the world’s most pressing health problems. A Q&A session with the audience will follow.

Highlight: U.S. Leadership in Global Health

From 2003 to 2010, U.S. investment in global health rose from $1.7 billion to 8.8 billion. Though foreign assistance represents only 1 percent of the federal budget, it has come under increasing pressure during a time of fiscal constraint. Bob Schieffer explored the impact and importance of U.S. global health leadership with CSIS Global Health Policy Center director Stephen Morrison, CDC Director Dr. Thomas Frieden, Representative Kay Granger (R-TX), and Health Affairs editor-in-chief Susan Dentzer.

The Outcomes of the UN High-Level Meeting on Noncommunicable Diseases

On September 29th, 2011 CSIS hosted a discussion on the outcomes of the UN high-level meeting and how member states and global health leaders intend to carry forward the push to reverse the emerging NCD epidemic. Dr. Nils Daulaire, Director of the Office of Global Health Affairs at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, kicked off the event with a keynote address on the major achievements and outcomes of the high-level meeting. Dr. Daulaire's remarks were be followed by Ambassador Ebrahim Rasool, South African Ambassador to the United States, Dr. Trevor Gunn, Senior Director of International Relations at Medtronic Dr. Peter Lamptey, President of Public Health Programs, FHI 360.

Highlight: Chronic Diseases in the Americas

On September 12, 2011 Dr. Jon Andrus - Deputy Director of PAHO - considered the major challenges posed by chronic diseases/NCDs in the region and talked about how PAHO will participate in the UN meetings, including Wellness Week and the High-Level Meetings, themselves.  Dr. Andrus also introduced the Pan American Forum for Action on Chronic Diseases, which is intended to serve as a platform for coordinating government, private sector, and civil society action in advocating for greater awareness of chronic diseases/NCDs.

The Challenge of Chronic Diseases in the Americas

On September 12, 2011 Dr. Jon Andrus - Deputy Director of PAHO - considered the major challenges posed by chronic diseases/NCDs in the region and talked about how PAHO will participate in the UN meetings, including Wellness Week and the High-Level Meetings, themselves.  Dr. Andrus also introduced the Pan American Forum for Action on Chronic Diseases, which is intended to serve as a platform for coordinating government, private sector, and civil society action in advocating for greater awareness of chronic diseases/NCDs.

Dr. Heidi Larson Speaks on Vaccines and Public Behavior

On July 26, 2011, Dr. Heidi Larson - Senior Lecturer at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine - spoke about her ongoing research into vaccines and public opinion. In this fascinating talk, Dr. Larson illuminates the current climate towards vaccines in various countries and talks about the importance of messaging and understanding the public's voice.

Video Highlight: The Future of the DoD Overseas Medical Laboratories

On June 28, the CSIS Global Health Policy Center released a project report on the U.S. Department of Defense overseas medical research laboratories. The report is the product of a careful, year-long independent analysis of the laboratories' contributions to military readiness and global infectious disease research, the challenges that constrain their performance and threaten their sustainability, and a vision for their future that would put them on the best course to continued success.

The Future of the DoD Overseas Medical Laboratories

On June 28, the CSIS Global Health Policy Center released a project report on the U.S. Department of Defense overseas medical research laboratories. The report is the product of a careful, year-long independent analysis of the laboratories' contributions to military readiness and global infectious disease research, the challenges that constrain their performance and threaten their sustainability, and a vision for their future that would put them on the best course to continued success.

A Conversation with Ambassador Eric Goosby

The UN’s High-Level Meeting on HIV/AIDS concluded with the unanimous adoption by UN member states of an ambitious set of new, time-bound targets for dramatically increasing access to HIV treatment and prevention by 2015. The U.S. played a pivotal role in shaping the meeting’s outcomes, including pledges to eliminate mother to child transmission, affirming global responsibility to move toward increasing the numbers on treatment to 15 million, and implementing dramatically more effective prevention strategies for at risk populations. What key lessons from the last ten years will the U.S. and other partners draw on as they work towards these goals?

GAVI Going Forward

On June 27, 2011, CSIS convened a number of important panelists to talk about the GAVI Alliance's recent pledging conference that raised a record $4.3 billion.  Panelists included: U.S. delegation member Amie Batson, USAID Deputy Assistant Administrator for Global Health; Joelle Tanguy, Managing Director of External Relations for GAVI; Nicole Bates, Senior Program Officer for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation; and Claire Moran, Development Counsellor at the British Embassy.

Getting to the Heart of the Matter: A Candid Conversation about NCDs

Join us for a candid conversation at the 2011 Global Health Council Conference with leading Noncommunicable Disease (NCD) experts to discuss diverse perspectives on how best to respond to the increasing global burden of NCDs. Through a series of provocative questions, we will tackle the key underlying issues that will shape our ability to be successful in the face of this growing epidemic. Come prepared to participate with your own questions and opinions.

Week in Review, June 10, 2011: GAVI’s Replenishment

On June 13, 2011, multiple actors will be gathering for the replenishment of GAVI, the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunizations. GAVI is asking donors to contribute $3.7 billion to provide vaccines to an additional 250 million children by 2015, saving 4 million lives.  In this week in review, J. Stephen Morrison talks about why the replenishment on June 13 is so important and what the future holds for GAVI.  This video builds upon key ideas of the new brief developed by both CSIS and the Center for Global Development - GAVI's Future: Steps to Build Strategic Leadership, Financial Sustainability, and Better Partnerships.

Week in Review, May 27, 2011: HIV Prevention Study

This week, J. Stephen Morrison talks about the new finding in HIV prevention: that early treatment can reduce transmission rates by 96%. Dr. Morrison shares his thoughts on what this means in the global fight against HIV/AIDS and highlights that while this is a big achievement,  it may be difficult to translate this finding into practical solutions.

Spotlighting the NCD Problem

A short compelling video explaining what NCDs are, who they affect, and the importance of the upcoming UN High Level Meeting in September.

Week in Review, May 20, 2011: Rebuilding Japan

In our first video blog, J. Stephen Morrison - Director of the Global Health Policy Center - talks about the launch of a new task force centered on Japan: The Partnership for Recovery and a Stronger Future. Dr. Morrison talks about the health component of rebuilding Japan after the disasters that struck in March, and specifically the idea of building back better.

Video Highlight: Bridging Knowledge Gaps in Water Management

On October 27, 2010, CSIS and the federal Subcommittee on Water Availability and Quality (SWAQ) held a participatory workshop on knowledge gaps in domestic and international water issues. This event will a) identified research and education gaps that pertain to water as it relates to food, energy, and the environment, and b) recommended multi-sectoral solutions to bridging these knowledge gaps.

Video Highlight: The Future of Global Tobacco Control

On April 14 Dr. Thomas Frieden, Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, outlined his vision for the future of global tobacco control.  An implementers roundtable on the international, regional, and domestic challenges and opportunities of operationalizing tobacco control strategies followed Dr. Frieden’s presentation.

Video Highlight: Social Franchising and Health

On April 11 the CSIS Global Health Policy Center held a discussion on the use of the social franchise model to strengthen the private sector’s delivery of health care services, with a particular focus on the role of private sector social franchising in the prevention and treatment of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in developing countries.


On the Ground with the Global Health Initiative: Examining Progress and Challenges in Kenya

In December 2010, the CSIS Global Health Policy Center traveled to Kenya to assess how the Global Health Initiative (GHI) is taking shape. This trip followed upon an earlier mission to Kenya in August 2009 that helped inform the recommendations of the CSIS Commission on Smart Global Health Policy. The video captures the opinions and perspectives of people trying to implement GHI while looking at some of the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.

Video Highlight: Dr. Harvey Fineberg Speaks at CSIS

Dr. Harvey Fineberg, President of the Institute of Medicine, presents evidence of the non communicable disease transformation underway in low and middle-income countries. As all eyes turn toward the September summit, Dr. Fineberg discusses the health and policy implications of the shifting disease burden and how the United States’ special assets can assist in dealing with this new reality.

UNICEF’s Equity-Focused Approach: A Discussion with Anthony Lake, Executive Director of UNICEF

On Wednesday, October 20, the CSIS Global Health Policy Center hosted Anthony Lake, Executive Director of UNICEF, to discuss UNICEF's new equity-focused approach to child survival and development. UNICEF's new approach is based on the recent study, "Narrowing the Gaps to Meet the Goals," which shows that focusing investments on the most disadvantaged children in low-income, high mortality countries is the fastest and most cost-effective way to save lives, narrow disparities and meet many of the Millennium Development Goals. With his colleagues Mickey Chopra and Rudolf Knippenberg, Dr. Lake presented the results of the study and discussed the implication for UNICEF and its partners.

Video Interview: “New Orleans Five Years After the Storm: A New Disaster Amid Recovery”

Interview with Claudia Deane about the Kaiser Family Foundation's statistics post-Katrina.

Video Highlight: Ambassador-at-large, Melanne Verveer, on the upcoming MDG Summit

This important session is part of Our Global Challenges, a series of dialogues held in partnership with the University of Miami Knight Center for International Media. The series examines progress towards attaining the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and is made possible by the Knight Foundation.

The Commission’s First Year

In early 2009, the Center for Strategic and International Studies, located in Washington D.C., created the Commission on Smart Global Health Policy in the belief that global health policy is a key component of smart power. This is a review of the first year and the five recommendations laid out in the Commission's report.

Video Highlight: The G8 Muskoka and G20 Toronto Summits Health and Development Outcomes

CSIS and the Kaiser Family Foundation convened key officials and experts to assess the outcomes of the June 25-27 Group of Eight (G-8) and the Group of 20 (G-20) Summits held in Canada.

Video Highlight: Statesmen’s Forum: Dr. Rajiv Shah, USAID Administrator

CSIS hosted a Statesmens Forum with Dr. Rajiv Shah, USAID Administrator. He discussed global health issues with an introduction by Lisa Carty, Deputy Director, CSIS Global Health Policy Center.

Linkages between Gender, AIDS and Development: Implications for Global Health

CSIS held a Conference on the linkages between gender, AIDS and development and the implications for U.S. policy. Watch this highlight video with Eric Goosby, U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator

Report of the CSIS Commission on Smart Global Health Policy

This report marks the culmination of nine months of deliberation by the Commission — a group formed to develop actionable recommendations for a long-term U.S. strategic approach to global health. View select interviews from the March 18th, 2010 release of the Commission report.

Part 1 - CSIS Smart Global Health in Kenya: Insights and Experiences

The Center for Strategic and International Studies Commission on Smart Global Health traveled to Kenya and met with community-based health programs working in areas ranging from Maternal Health, HIV, AIDS, Malaria, TB, and Infant Mortality.

Part 2 - CSIS Smart Global Health in Kenya: Partnerships and Clinical Innovation in Kibera

The Center for Strategic and International Studies Commission on Smart Global Health traveled to Kenya and met with community-based health programs working in areas ranging from Maternal Health, HIV, AIDS, Malaria, TB, and Infant Mortality.

Part 3 - Smart Global Health in Kenya: Maternal and Child Health in Under-Funded Hospitals 3 of 6

The Center for Strategic and International Studies Commission on Smart Global Health traveled to Kenya and met with community-based health programs working in areas ranging from Maternal Health, HIV, AIDS, Malaria, TB, and Infant Mortality.

Part 4 - CSIS Smart Global Health in Kenya: Sex Workers, Peer Education, and Behavior Change

The Center for Strategic and International Studies Commission on Smart Global Health traveled to Kenya and met with community-based health programs working in areas ranging from Maternal Health, HIV, AIDS, Malaria, TB, and Infant Mortality.

Part 5: CSIS Smart Global Health in Kenya: Community Health Volunteers and HIV / AIDS Stigma

The Center for Strategic and International Studies Commission on Smart Global Health traveled to Kenya and met with community-based health programs working in areas ranging from Maternal Health, HIV, AIDS, Malaria, TB, and Infant Mortality.

Part 6 - CSIS Smart Global Health in Kenya: Governance, Security, and Empowerment

The Center for Strategic and International Studies Commission on Smart Global Health traveled to Kenya and met with community-based health programs working in areas ranging from Maternal Health, HIV, AIDS, Malaria, TB, and Infant Mortality.

Second Meeting of Commissioners

The CSIS Commission on Smart Global Health Policy met for the second time on October 16th 2009.

Gates Foundation’s Rajeev Venkayya on Collaboration

Rajeev Venkayya, Director of Global Health Delivery for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, demonstrates how the CSIS Smart Global Health commission is important to U.S. and international policy makers.

Kay Granger: Why Smart Global Health is Important

Representative Kay Granger (R-TX), Ranking Member of the appropriations subcommitee on State-Foreign Operations, talks about the value of the CSIS Commission on Smart Global Health Policy.

Keith Ellison: A Duty to Spread our Blessings

Representative Keith Ellison (D-MN) talks about his trip to Africa and upcoming mission to Kenya (Aug 10-12) with the CSIS Commission on Smart Global Health Policy.

Donna Shalala: A Fresh Look at Global Aid

Former US Secretary of Health and Human Services, Donna Shalala, explains that it is important for people to understand the strategy behind delivering aid to other countries. The strategy is of equal importance to the aid that is actually delivered. Drawing from her experience as a Peace Corps volunteer, Shalala calls for a diverse plan of action that would strongly encourage younger generations to take interest in service around the world.

Bill Frist: Health & Our Common Humanity

Former Senate Majority Leader, Bill Frist of Tennessee, describes how the diverse nature of the commission on Smart Global Health will spark an innovative platform geared toward making a difference in the world. Frist explains that the biggest challenge is communicating to people why these global health issues matter and how we are bound by a common humanity.

Helene Gayle: Real Solutions for Real Problems

Helene Gayle, President and CEO of CARE, highlights U.S. leadership on global health issues and how we need to sustain and expand efforts. Gayle explains how our actions must be aimed towards real solutions that impact people's lives.

William Fallon: Global Health & Security

Retired U.S. Navy Admiral, William Fallon, emphasizes the link between global health and global security. Global health issues impact everyone - and addressing them is the right thing to do.

First Meeting of Commissioners on Smart Global Health

The CSIS commission on Smart Global Health met for the first time on June 10th 2009.