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

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

Speaker: Julio Frenk Mora, Harvard School of Public Health
Presiders: Laurie Garrett, Council on Foreign Relations, Shannon K. O'Neil, Council on Foreign Relations
February 26, 2009

This meeting is not for attribution.

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Japan and the G8

Speaker: Keizo Takemi, Vice Health Minister, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Japan
Presider: Laurie Garrett, Senior Fellow for Global Health, Council on Foreign Relations
April 29, 2008

This meeting is not for attribution.

How to Broaden the Availabilty of Eyeglasses Worldwide

Speakers: Frank Baynham, Chairman of the Board, Gift of Sight, Executive Vice President, Luxottica, Leon Ellwein, Associate Director, National Eye Institute, National Institutes of Health, Andrew Fisher, Executive Director, Lavelle Fund for the Blind, Kevin Frick, Professor, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Jordan S. Kassalow, Co-founder & Chairman, Scojo Foundation, Bruce Moore, Chair, Department of Specialty and Advanced Clinical Care, New England College of Optometry, Kathy Spahn, President and Chief Executive Officer, Helen Keller International, Anthony Walton, Vice Chairman, Americas, Standard Chartered Bank, Michael Zeilinger, Chief, Nutrition Division, U.S. Agency for International Development
Presiders: Laurie Garrett, Senior Fellow for Global Health, Council on Foreign Relations, Jordan S. Kassalow, Co-founder & Chairman, Scojo Foundation, Liliana Riva-Clement, Manager, USAID Child Blindness Program
October 9, 2007

This meeting is not for attribution.

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

Speakers: Seth F. Berkley, President & CEO, International AIDS Vaccine Initiative, Michael Robertson, Merck & Co., Inc., Mitchell Warren, Executive Director, AIDS Vaccine Advocacy Coalition
Presider: Laurie Garrett, Senior 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. Cohen, Executive Vice President, Becton, Dickinson & Company, Michael J. Free, Vice President, Senior Advisor for Technologies, Program for Appropriate Technology in Health (PATH), Renuka Gadde, Director, Global Health, Becton, Dickinson & Company, Ahmed E. Gomaa, Senior Medical Officer and Chief of National Surveillance Team, Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, Edward Hoekstra, Senior Health Advisor Global Measles Programme & Health Emergencies, United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)
Presider: Laurie Garrett, Senior Fellow for Global Health, The Council on Foreign Relations
June 20, 2007

This meeting is not for attribution.

HPV

Speakers: Judith Bruce, Senior Associate for Poverty, Gender, and Youth, The Population Council, Mark Feinberg, Vice President of Medical Affairs and Policy, Merck, Diane M. Harper, Professor, Director of the Gynecologic Cancer Prevention Research Group, Norris Cotton Cancer Center at Dartmouth Medical School, Rob Hecht, Senior Vice President of Public Policy, International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI), Mark Kane, Former Director of the Children's Vaccine Program, PATH, Deborah E. Myers, Director, External and Government Affairs and Public Partnerships, GlaxoSmithKline Biologicals, Anne Schuchat, Assistant Surgeon General, Director, National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Anne Schuind, Director, Clinical R & D and Medical Affairs, Vaccines, GlaxoSmithKline, Roberto Tapia, Former Vice Secretary of Health, Mexico
Presider: Laurie Garrett, Senior 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. Dybul, U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator, U.S. Department of State, Thomas R. Frieden, Commissioner, New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
Presider: Laurie Garrett, Senior Fellow for Global Health, Council on Foreign Relations
May 7, 2007 5:30–7:00 p.m.

This meeting is on the record.

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