Speaker: Thomas R. Frieden Presider: Jo Ivey Boufford
Thomas R. Frieden, director of U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and administrator of the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, discusses the challenges facing low- and middle-income countries in combating noncommunicable diseases.
This session is part one of the two session meeting, Noncommunicable Diseases and the New Global Health.
Dr. Thomas R. Frieden, Director, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention discusses the new set of global health challenges arising in low- and middle-income countries and the scalable, practical strategies that can help address them.
A broad-sweeping look at international efforts to improve public health. This is part of the Global Governance Monitor, an interactive feature tracking multilateral approaches to several global challenges.
CFR's Senior Fellow for Global Health Laurie Garrett and Science correspondent Jon Cohen discuss the XIX International AIDS Conference, summarize the "good news" and the "bad news" coming out of the conference, and examine the challenges that still remain in the fight against AIDS.
Former Office of Management and Budget (OMB) director Peter Orszag and NYU Law School Professor Barry Friedman discuss the future of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), how it will impact the country's health-care system, and why the Supreme Court ruled as it did.
While serving as OMB director last year, Dr. Orszag, now at Citigroup, argued in Foreign Affairs magazine that the ACA would repair the nation's health-care system and improve the country's fiscal situation: "In the end, there is no credible path to reducing the long-term fiscal imbalance in the United States other than directly addressing high-cost cases in health care. The best bet, then, is to implement and improve the provider-value provisions in the health legislation, not abandon them."
Peter Piot and Michel Sidibé discuss Piot's new book, No Time to Lose: A Life in Pursuit of Deadly Viruses, the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS, and the state of the AIDS epidemic in the world today.
The Council on Foreign Relations' David Rockefeller Studies Program—CFR's "think tank"—is home to more than seventy full-time, adjunct, and visiting scholars and practitioners (called "fellows"). Their expertise covers the world's major regions as well as the critical issues shaping today's global agenda. Download the printable CFR Experts Guide.