Global Health Roundtable Series: "Can U.S. Foreign Aid Support What Works for Global Health?"

Staff: Laurie Garrett, Senior Fellow for Global Health
May 1, 2007 - June 30, 2009

The Series was developed with the Global Public Health Practice at McKinsey & Company.

The goal of the series is to examine proven technologies that are known to be life-saving, but are not yet in widespread use in poor countries. A number of questions will be discussed, including: What are the barriers to ubiquitous use? What controversies surround them? Are there specific funding issues in Congress or in the Executive branch that currently make support for these efforts difficult, or impossible? Are there domestic political issues in the US that limit their application? Are there reasons that desirability of these innovations is limited, on the ground in target countries? Are there novel ways to overcome current barriers to implementation, including different economic models?

A CFR general meeting and four roundtables will take place throughout spring and summer of 2007 where medical technologies such as male circumcision, HPV vaccine, eyeglasses, HIV vaccine, and sterile syringes will be discussed.

Meetings

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Closing the Gaps in Latin America in a Time of World Crisis

Speaker Julio Frenk MoraHarvard School of Public Health
Presiders Laurie GarrettCouncil on Foreign Relations, Shannon K. O'NeilCouncil on Foreign Relations
February 26, 2009

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Japan and the G8

Speaker Keizo TakemiVice Health Minister, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Japan
Presider Laurie GarrettSenior Fellow for Global Health, Council on Foreign Relations
April 29, 2008

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How to Broaden the Availabilty of Eyeglasses Worldwide

Speakers Leon EllweinAssociate Director, National Eye Institute, National Institutes of Health, Kevin FrickProfessor, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Bruce MooreChair, Department of Specialty and Advanced Clinical Care, New England College of Optometry, Frank BaynhamChairman of the Board, Gift of Sight, Executive Vice President, Luxottica, Jordan S. KassalowCo-founder & Chairman, Scojo Foundation, Kathy SpahnPresident and Chief Executive Officer, Helen Keller International, Anthony WaltonVice Chairman, Americas, Standard Chartered Bank, Andrew FisherExecutive Director, Lavelle Fund for the Blind, Michael ZeilingerChief, Nutrition Division, U.S. Agency for International Development
Presiders Laurie GarrettSenior Fellow for Global Health, Council on Foreign Relations, Jordan S. KassalowCo-founder & Chairman, Scojo Foundation, Liliana Riva-ClementManager, USAID Child Blindness Program
October 9, 2007

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When Progress is Incremental: Implications of a Partial Efficacy HIV Vaccine for U.S. Foreign Policy

Speakers Seth F. BerkleyPresident & CEO, International AIDS Vaccine Initiative, Michael RobertsonMerck & Co., Inc., Mitchell WarrenExecutive Director, AIDS Vaccine Advocacy Coalition
Presider Laurie GarrettSenior Fellow for Global Health, Council on Foreign Relations
July 11, 2007 5:30–8:00 p.m.

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When a Sharp Reduction of Economic Burden is within Reach: How Should U.S. Foreign Policy Address the Challenge of Sterile Syringes?

Speakers Gary M. CohenExecutive Vice President, Becton, Dickinson & Company, Michael J. FreeVice President, Senior Advisor for Technologies, Program for Appropriate Technology in Health (PATH), Renuka GaddeDirector, Global Health, Becton, Dickinson & Company, Ahmed E. GomaaSenior Medical Officer and Chief of National Surveillance Team, Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, Edward HoekstraSenior Health Advisor Global Measles Programme & Health Emergencies, United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)
Presider Laurie GarrettSenior Fellow for Global Health, The Council on Foreign Relations
June 20, 2007

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HPV

Speakers Judith BruceSenior Associate for Poverty, Gender, and Youth, The Population Council, Mark FeinbergVice President of Medical Affairs and Policy, Merck, Diane M. HarperProfessor, Director of the Gynecologic Cancer Prevention Research Group, Norris Cotton Cancer Center at Dartmouth Medical School, Rob HechtSenior Vice President of Public Policy, International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI), Mark KaneFormer Director of the Children's Vaccine Program, PATH, Deborah E. MyersDirector, External and Government Affairs and Public Partnerships, GlaxoSmithKline Biologicals, Anne SchuchatAssistant Surgeon General, Director, National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Anne SchuindDirector, Clinical R & D and Medical Affairs, Vaccines, GlaxoSmithKline, Roberto TapiaFormer Vice Secretary of Health, Mexico
Presider Laurie GarrettSenior Fellow for Global Health, The Council on Foreign Relations
June 4, 2007

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Is Male Circumcision the Key to Stopping the AIDS Epidemic?

Speakers Mark R. DybulU.S. Global AIDS Coordinator, U.S. Department of State, Thomas R. FriedenCommissioner, New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
Presider Laurie GarrettSenior Fellow for Global Health, Council on Foreign Relations
May 7, 2007 5:30–7:00 p.m.

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