With the release of our Global Health Policy in the Second Obama Term iTunes University course, we’ve received a few questions about how the course works. This is a quick 101 on the course’s basics.
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.
The new volume, Global Health Policy in the Second Obama Term, analyzes seven important dimensions of a complex, widening U.S. global health agenda. Watch the authors discuss their individual topics.
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, CSIS traveled to Zambia, which has been at the forefront of integrating these services.
CSIS wanted to learn more about how women leaders in Africa are bringing new attention to women’s health and empowerment in their own countries, and to bring those voices into the discussion about U.S. policy priorities for women’s global health. To do this, we sent a small team to Malawi and Zambia in December 2012.
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.
Blog about World Immunization Week 2012 by Dan Thomas, Head of Media and Communications at the GAVI Alliance, a public-private partnership which aims to save children’s lives and protect people’s health by increasing access to vaccines in the world’s poorest countries.
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.
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.
From July 22 to 27, 2012, Washington, DC will host the nineteenth international AIDS conference, known as AIDS 2012. The AIDS 2012 conference theme, “Turning the Tide Together,” reflects organizers’ recognition that in 2012 the global AIDS community finds itself at a unique juncture: research advances have made it possible to envision an end to the epidemic at the precise moment when funding challenges threaten to slow progress on scientific discovery and program implementation.