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Thomas J. Bollyky
Thomas J. Bollyky

Senior Fellow for Global Health, Economics, and Development and Director of the Global Health Program

Luciana L. Borio
Luciana L. Borio

Senior Fellow for Global Health

David P. Fidler
David P. Fidler

Senior Fellow for Global Health and Cybersecurity

Tom Frieden
Tom Frieden

Senior Fellow for Global Health

Yanzhong Huang
Yanzhong Huang

Senior Fellow for Global Health

Jennifer Nuzzo
Jennifer Nuzzo

Senior Fellow for Global Health

  • Foreign Aid
    A Conversation With Alice Albright
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    CEO of the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) Alice Albright discusses the role MCC plays in the U.S. foreign policy toolkit and how foreign assistance can address long-term global trends while simultaneously managing humanitarian crises. 
  • World Health Organization (WHO)
    Virtual Roundtable: The Expanding Monkeypox Outbreak
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    For the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic began, the World Health Organization is poised to declare a different disease, monkeypox, to also be a public health emergency of international concern. Since early May 2022, cases of monkeypox—a disease endemic to parts of Africa—have been identified in more than thirty-seven countries where the disease is not normally found. More than three thousand confirmed and suspected cases have been reported.  In this Council on Foreign Relations roundtable, Dr. Luciana L. Borio, senior fellow for global health at the Council on Foreign Relations, and Dr. Anne Rimoin, Gordon-Levin endowed chair in infectious diseases and public health at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, discuss the state of the international monkeypox outbreak, national and multilateral public health responses, prospects for control, access to countermeasures, and the potential implications of this outbreak.
  • Women and Women's Rights
    Abortion Law: Global Comparisons
    The U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, which guaranteed the constitutional right to abortion for almost fifty years. How does regulation of abortion in the United States compare to that in the rest of the world?
  • World Trade Organization (WTO)
    The WTO Hangs On
    WTO members confounded expectations last week by concluding a deal on fisheries subsidies, the first major multilateral agreement in nearly a decade. But the trade body is not out of the woods yet.
  • World Health Organization (WHO)
    What Does the World Health Organization Do?
    Since its postwar founding, the UN agency has garnered both praise and criticism for its response to international public health crises, including the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • U.S. Foreign Policy
    Biden Visits Japan and South Korea, Annual World Health Assembly, and More
    Podcast
    U.S. President Joe Biden visits Japan and South Korea, the seventy-fifth World Health Assembly takes place in Geneva, and Australians vote in a general election.
  • Health
    Measuring What Matters: How to Monitor Effective Primary Health Care Provision
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    In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, countries are working to improve access to and quality of primary health care. How do we measure and monitor the progress? Please join our speakers, Dan Schwarz, director of primary health care at Ariadne Labs, and Frederico Guanais, deputy head of the health division of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, to discuss metrics and evaluation in primary care. 
  • Public Health Threats and Pandemics
    The U.S. Opioid Epidemic
    Opioid addiction in the United States has become a prolonged epidemic, endangering not only public health but also economic output and national security.
  • Public Health Threats and Pandemics
    Strengthening Public Health Systems: From Global to Local
    If the COVID-19 pandemic has taught the world anything about public health, it is humility: the United States has as much to learn about public health practices from its foreign counterparts as they have to learn from the United States. This symposium explores ways in which global public health systems can be strengthened, discusses lessons learned from public health officials, and provides a path forward for practitioners and the public during the pandemic and beyond. The full agenda is available here.  The Global Health Symposium is made possible through the generous support of Bloomberg Philanthropies.