Tag Archives: CSIS

Panel members: Policy stemming from PEPFAR evaluation needs to integrate “earthquake” that happened in its midst

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When a report evaluating the impact of the President’s Emergency Plan For AIDS Relief produces recommendations that give little weight to the most recent major scientific breakthrough in HIV research, what will its impact on policy be? That ended up being one of the central questions in a panel discussion April 30, at the Center […]

While role stretches from “dignified care for the dying” to tackling gender inequities, compensation for community care-givers remains a challenge

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In countries where populations live scattered, separated by long distances from understaffed clinics and hospitals, the answers to the HIV epidemic — care, treatment, prevention — rested on the shoulders of community health workers from the start. As donors and governments recognized the needs HIV spelled out for comprehensive services — for food and nutrition, […]

Secretary Sebelius: When you invest in women and girls, the results ripple through their communities

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Jemima, a rural Kenyan woman living with HIV and without medical care, had wasted to just 77 pounds when a friend brought her to a President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief-supported clinic. She went home that day with a basic health package put together by the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention. She started antiretroviral […]

Two new Democrats and two new Republicans join Senate Appropriations’ State, Foreign Operations Subcommittee

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The Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on State and Foreign Operations, with oversight that includes funding for the State Department and USAID, has four new members  announced this week with diverse approaches and backgrounds in global health issues. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) became the only woman in history to have been elected as a state governor and […]

Botswana’s balancing act: A model for AIDS-free generation plans?

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CSIS REPORT EXAMINES ASPIRATIONS AND REALITIES IN COUNTRY’S SUCCESSES AND CHALLENGES Take a country that, a decade ago, grappled with one of the most devastating HIV epidemics in southern Africa. With a population of just over 2 million people, about four out of every 10 adults was infected with the virus that leads to AIDS. […]

HIV’s impact on men who have sex with men “can no longer be ignored”

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More than 30 years into the epidemic that was first documented among gay men in America, a disturbing trend is being noted globally: Where rates of new HIV infections are going down among other populations, they are rising among men who have sex with men. “The epidemics are going in different directions,” said Chris Beyrer […]

G8 Pledges to Improve Maternal and Child Health

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The Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF) and the Center for Strategic International Studies (CSIS) held a panel discussion Wednesday to assess the global health outcomes of the G8 and G20 summits held in Canada last month, where world leaders pledged to reduce maternal and child mortality through the Muskoka Initiative for Maternal and Child Health. Participants […]

Putting Women First in the Fight against Global HIV/AIDS

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Last week, the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) brought together a number of panelists from various administration agencies and NGOs at an event called “Linkages between Gender, AIDS, and Development – Implications for U.S. Policy.”  Panelists discussed the importance of placing women’s and girl’s health at the forefront of the Obama Administration’s global […]

WHO Regional Director for Africa Discusses Abuja Declarations

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This post is by the Global Center’s Rabita Aziz.   Dr. Luis Sambo, the World Health Organization’s Regional Director for Africa, spoke to global health professionals and African diplomats today at an event sponsored by the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), about progress made toward achieving goals in the Abuja Declarations made roughly […]

CDC Director Discusses New Global Health Efforts

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This post is by the Global Center’s Rabita Aziz. Dr. Thomas Frieden discussed the Centers for Disease Control’s global health agenda today at an event sponsored by the Washington-based Center for Strategic and International Studies. Frieden, who became director of the CDC in June 2009, spoke about the CDC’s work in reducing the prevalence of […]