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.
Botswana has made tremendous strides in the fight against HIV/AIDS in the last decade, supported by the early and important U.S. partnership created through the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). In the next five years, however, that partnership will be tested as the United States and Botswana negotiate a complex, multiyear handoff of PEPFAR-supported HIV/AIDS activities and as U.S. financial assistance is reduced. U.S. funding through PEPFAR is anticipated to decrease from $75 million to a plateau of $35 million by 2016, with an annual reduction in funding of about $10 million per year.
The tragedy of maternal mortality deserves all the attention it currently gets – and much more. But it would be a mistake to think of women’s poor pregnancy outcomes as an isolated set of purely medical challenges that can be solved by a narrow focus on emergency care.
The process of rebuilding Liberia’s health system, shattered by 14 years of devastating conflict, is entering a crucial and potentially destabilizing phase. The Liberian government and local NGOs are assuming a larger responsibility, but Liberia’s health system is beset with serious problems. This report focuses on specific things the United States can do to sustain the momentum on public health in Liberia.
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.
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. This five minute trailer is a preview of what we saw. Please stay tuned for the full video in early 2012.
This month's blog is dedicated to the recent trip the Global Health Policy Center (GLPC) took to South Africa. A delegation from GHPC traveled to South Africa in August, 2011 to look at the major efforts underway to renew the United States’ bilateral relationship with South Africa, with a particular focus on creating sustainable partnerships in health and other areas of U.S. foreign assistance. We ask members of our delegation this month to answer questions on their recent trip to South Africa and what their thoughts are on the future of US-South Africa relations.
During a visit to Peru in late August, our CSIS team had recurrent conversations about the recent outbreak of human plague in the district of Chocope, roughly 375 miles north of Lima.
Commissioners visited a commercial sex worker drop-in center to learn about the most HIV-at-risk populations in Kenya and hear their stories.
This blog marks the first installation of a six part series that will go behind the scenes into the Commission trip to Kenya and the short documentary.
With all the troubling political news coming out of Kenya these days, it's important to highlight some promising initiatives that are under way in the arena of women's health.
After almost one year of deliberation, the CSIS Commission on Smart Global Health Policy is proud to release its final report: "A healthier, safer, and more prosperous world."