Tag Archives: CSIS

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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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 global HIV/AIDS and about his commitment to tuberculosis control. […]

Reactions to the New CSIS Report on "Smart Global Health Policy"

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The Center for Strategic and International Studies yesterday unveiled  a new “must-read” report for global health advocates, “Smart Global Health Policy.” While a panel at the Congressionally-chartered Institute of Medicine, made up primarily of scientists, issued recommendations on US global health policy last year, the CSIS panel is the first to involve high-level business leaders […]

UNAIDS Expert: Prevention Needs Full Funding

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Evaristo Marowa, UNAIDS Country Coordinator for Botswana, said today that major opportunities to prevent HIV, and save billions of dollars in the long run, will be missed if the US and the international community fail to increase AIDS funding for Botswana and other countries in southern and eastern Africa.  He made his comments in a presentation […]

Goosby Promises "Steep" Scale Up of HIV Prevention Services

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Despite a nearly flat budget, US Global AIDS Coordinator Eric Goosby today promised a “steep increase” in PEPFAR’s prevention activity, as the program pivots from an emergency US response to a broader long-term, country-driven endeavor. Indeed, Dr. Goosby signaled that PEPFAR will be as aggressive in scaling up prevention services in the next five years […]

Riding the Wave of Student Interest in Global Health

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Maybe it’s Bono and George Clooney. Maybe’s it’s Facebook and Twitter. Maybe it’s the never-ending news reports about SARS or swine flu. Whatever the reason, universities across the US are seeing a surge of interest in global health studies. And they’re responding by expanding programs that teach students, in a multi-disciplinary fashion, about improving public […]

Global Center Hosts Zimbabwe's Dr. James Hakim at Health Policy Forum

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    Zimbabwe’s health care infrastructure had been in a state of slow decline for more than a decade, and then experienced a near-total collapse over the last year, said Dr. James Hakim, chairman of the Department of Medicine at the University of Zimbabwe, College of Health Sciences. This comes as the strife-torn country has […]