On the heels of the 30th anniversary since AIDS was recognized, the UN General Assembly will meet to discuss the next course of HIV/AIDS funding. CFR Senior Fellow for Global Health Laurie Garrett traces the initial failures to contain the spread of AIDS, and calls on international policymakers to adequately fund the combat of the deadly disease.
Speakers: Michelle Bachelet, Paul De Lay, and Robert C. Orr Presider: Seth Berkley
Experts discuss the advancements on AIDS prevention during the last three decades. Robert Orr, the UN assistant secretary general for strategic planning and policy coordination, argues that policymakers should continue addressing the social functions of AIDS to maintain UNAIDS' bold platform.
Authors: Shubham Singal, Jeris Stueland, and Drew Ungerman
In a break from the politics of health care reform, McKinsey Quarterly predicts that recent legislation will lead to a significant shift away from employer-provided health insurance among lower-income workers.
Investment in voluntary international family planning is one of the most cost-effective ways to strengthen critical U.S. foreign policy objectives, including improving global health, promoting economic development, stabilizing fragile states, and encouraging environmental sustainability.
In 2014 "mini-meds" or health care policies that feature high deductibles, modest benefits and low annual caps on medical coverage will be banned. Wendell Potter analyzes how many large insurance companies are securing wavers to continue providing the heavily contested, but highly profitable policies.
Laurie Garrett and El'Haum Alavian discuss the challenge, for the world's richest nations, of assisting emerging economies in their transition to self-reliance in obtaining public goods, and finding solutions that guarantee equitable access to health for the entire family of nations.
This Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation report explains the rise in development assistance for health globally and provides a comprehensive picture of the amount of health funding flowing to developing countries.
Peter Orszag writes that if the new Congress is truly concerned about rising health care costs, they should work to deploy the health care act's cost-containment measures fully rather than try to repeal them.
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Campbell evaluates the implications of the Boko Haram insurgency and recommends that the United States support Nigerian efforts to address the drivers of Boko Haram, such as poverty and corruption, and to foster stronger ties with Nigerian civil society.
Koblentz argues that the United States should work with other nuclear-armed states to manage threats to nuclear stability in the near term and establish processes for multilateral arms control efforts over the longer term.
The authors argue that it is essential to begin working now to expand and establish rules and norms governing armed drones, thereby creating standards of behavior that other countries will be more likely to follow.
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