The World Bank Group will increase its analytic work and health systems’ support as one of five measures it will take to encourage universal health coverage globally, World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim said this week in Geneva.
This new volume from the CSIS Global Health Policy Center, Global Health Policy in the Second Obama Term, analyzes seven important dimensions of a complex, widening U.S. global health agenda: HIV/AIDS; malaria; polio eradication; women’s health; health security; health diplomacy; and multilateral partners.
The past two decades have seen a whirlwind of activity in emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases. Twenty years ago very few people talked about “One Health,” yet there is now strong consensus about the close links between animal and human health. Although it has been 60 years since Joshua and Esther Lederberg showed us that penicillin-resistant bacteria existed even before there was penicillin treatment, the problem of microbial resistance has accelerated over the past 20 years. And the scientific and public health community has shifted from talking about a “war” against microbes to a focus on better understanding microbial communities and on the interactions between hosts and microbes.
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.
The Global Health Policy Center recently published two reports centered on health in the Middle East: Egypt and U.S. Health Assistance, and Gaza's Health Sector under Hamas.
A debate has been raging the past few months over the National Science Advisory Board for Biosecurity’s (NSABB) unexpected request in December for two leading scientific journals, Nature and Science, to omit major details from soon to be published papers on the H5N1 influenza virus, commonly known as “bird flu.” This controversy encapsulates the continuing battle between short-term priorities of public health safety vs. the long term priorities of preparedness.
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.
Since April 2011, I organized a health working group that has examined the complex, evolving health situation in Japan, post-March 11, and weighed what would be the most appropriate and effective U.S. assistance in the medium term to support Japanese-led health recovery efforts. That working group contributed the health chapter contained in a broader CSIS effort – the ‘Partnership for Recovery and a Stronger Future: Standing with Japan after 3-11.’ In Chapter Four of the final report, entitled Health and Recovery, we identify three core issues that are most appropriate and effective for U.S. assistance over the next three years in support of Japanese-led reconstruction initiatives
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.