The Global Health program at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) provides independent, evidence-based analysis and recommendations to help policymakers, practitioners, business leaders, journalists, and the public meet the health challenges of a globalized world. These challenges include infectious diseases such as COVID-19 and monkeypox that cross borders with easier trade and travel, the rapid increase in cancers, diabetes, and other noncommunicable diseases in working-age people in developing countries, and the emerging perils of antibiotic resistance and climate change. These changing health needs place new demands on international institutions and initiatives at a time when their long-term financing is in doubt. Through rigorous research, articles, and online-interactives, CFR's experts work to advance evidence-based analysis and informed decision-making in global health.
Lessons from the COVID-19 pandemic could revolutionize global health security, but the window for change is closing—quickly. In the latest Council Special Report, Yanzhong Huang and Rebecca Katz outline the urgent reforms that could lead to a safer, healthier world.
Gun violence has become integral to the American childhood. With an estimated three million U.S. children exposed to shootings every year, the physical, psychological, and societal toll of gun violence on the youngest generations continues to grow. Analyzing this crisis through the lens of public health could shed light on novel ways to alleviate and eliminate the burden of gun violence. Our speakers, Arne Duncan, former secretary of education, and Megan Ranney, academic dean at Brown University School of Public Health, discuss this ongoing epidemic of violence.
with Arne Duncan and Megan Ranney May 2, 2023