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July 27, 2011

LaurieGarrett Ten Whats With...Laurie Garrett

Laurie Garrett. Courtesy of Laurie Garrett. Laurie Garrett is a senior fellow for global health at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York. Ms. Garrett is the only writer ever to have been aw…

August 8, 2011

Sub-Saharan Africa
Laurie Garrett’s "I Heard the Sirens Scream" Laurie Garrett’s "I Heard the Sirens Scream"

I was serving in Washington, D.C. on 9/11 in the office of the Director General of the Foreign Service. I heard the aircraft slam into the Pentagon and watched the building smoke for some days after…

February 13, 2008

Public Health Threats and Pandemics
State and Local Officials Conference Call with Laurie Garrett

Listen to Laurie Garrett, CFR senior fellow for global health, examine the current dialogue on containing and curtailing pandemics as part of CFR's State and Local Officials Conference Call Series. …

August 18, 2005

Public Health Threats and Pandemics
Council Fellow Laurie Garrett’s rebuttal to Siegel interview

Laurie Garrett, senior fellow for global health at the Council on Foreign Relations, writes a rebuttal to Marc Siegel’s views on epidemics.[Dr. Siegel] demands absolute certainty before he will accep…

July 27, 2012

Health
AIDS-Quilt-International-AIDS-Conference-Washington-HIV-Global-Health2 New from CFR: Laurie Garrett on the International AIDS Conference

CFR Senior Fellow Laurie Garrett offers her perspective on this week’s International AIDS Conference and the fight against AIDS in a CFR.org interview and on her blog. She analyzes the state of effor…

July 13, 2012

Health
obama-health-africa-laurie-garrett New from CFR: Laurie Garrett on U.S. Global Health Arrangements

In a recent post on her blog, Laurie Garrett, CFR senior fellow for global health, discussed historical and ongoing changes in the U.S. government’s global health bureaucracy, focusing on the impendi…

May 25, 2017

World Health Organization (WHO)
WHO Director-General-Elect Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus attends a news conference at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland. A Change of Guard at the WHO

With the United States likely to pull back on global health funding, the World Health Organization, under its new director-general, will need to undertake serious structural and administrative change…

February 17, 2017

China
A Lethal Bird Flu Returns to China

A surge in deaths in China from a virulent form of influenza has set off a scramble among health officials to find infected bird stocks, while experts have yet to produce a viable vaccine, writes CFR…

April 14, 2011

United States
Why Global Food Prices Are Rising: CFR’s Laurie Garrett Explains

CFR’s Senior Fellow for Global Health, Laurie Garrett, discusses the drivers of rising global food prices, including increasing demand for meat, biofuels, price speculation, and severe weather events.

April 13, 2016

Global
CRISPR: Transformative and Troubling

A new genetic technology has the potential to cure diseases and boost plant, insect, and human lives, but it also poses profound ethical questions.