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 project, 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.
On Monday, May 21, at the Atlanta Summit, CARE, the Center for Strategic and International Studies, and the World Affairs Council of Atlanta gathered Atlanta’s leaders and other prominent Americans to discuss sustaining U.S. leadership to improve the world’s health. In this blog, J. Stephen Morrison reflects on the outcomes of the Summit.
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On May 21, 2012, The World Affairs Council of Atlanta, CARE USA, and the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) held a major conference on how the United States, even in the midst of fiscal austerity and political division, can best advance the world’s health.
On March 16th, the CSIS Global Health Policy Center hosted a video “film festival” focusing on vaccines and new media. The event explored how global health organizations and private foundations are making the case for U.S. investments in global immunization, using internet videos and social media to reach U.S. policymakers and the American public.
The Global Health Policy Center hosted a presentation highlighting the contributions faith-based-organizations make to global health including the fight against HIV/AIDS in particular.
The second CSIS High-Level Forum on U.S. Leadership in Global Health placed a focus on vaccines as instruments of U.S. global leadership in pursuit of security and economic interests at home and abroad, in close enduring partnerships with corporations, foundations, multilateral organizations, and other countries.
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.
On June 28th, the CSIS Global Health Policy Center released the final report of its project on the Defense Department’s overseas medical research laboratories, which are important U.S. assets at the intersection of health and security.
The CSIS Global Health Policy Center convened key government officials and leading experts at a March 7 forum on U.S. leadership in global health.
February 16th CSIS hosted Jean-Luc Butel, Executive Vice President and Group President, International at Medtronic, who spoke about the very important role of the private sector in combatting NCDs. Medtronic has been contributing to this arena for a long time and has successfully used its intellectual, financial, and political influence to move the NCD agenda forward.
Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) are on the rise globally and are an increasing factor in the burden of disease in low and middle income countries. Dr. Harvey Fineberg, President of the Institute of Medicine, spoke to a sizable crowd at CSIS this week as the first speaker in a series of events on NCDs hosted by the CSIS Global Health Policy Center leading up to the September United Nations High Level NCD Meeting.
Melanne Verveer, Ambassador-at-large for Global Women's Issues, spoke at CSIS about the upcoming MDG Summit.