A Greater Mekong Health Security Partnership

  • Monday, Jul 29, 2013
  • Please join us for a lunchtime launch of an important new CSIS publication, A Greater Mekong Health Security Partnership, which argues there is a unique, time-sensitive opportunity for a targeted, major U.S. initiative to improve health security in the Greater Mekong Subregion. A U.S. push to strengthen partnerships with Myanmar, Cambodia, Vietnam, and Laos -- to manage pandemic threats, control resistant malaria, and improve maternal and child health -- will advance both U.S. strategic interests and bring real health benefits to millions. It can be done if there is high-level U.S. leadership, better leveraging of the substantial civilian and military U.S. health engagement efforts already underway, and focused integration of the skills and expertise of Thailand and China.

    Welcoming remarks will be given by Dr. John Hamre, CSIS President and CEO. Keynote addresses will be given by Admiral William Fallon, U.S. Navy (retired) and Lieutenant General James Peake, U.S. Army (retired), who co-chaired this effort. These remarks will be followed by a roundtable discussion on how the United States can creatively and cooperatively utilize its  health capacities and good will to strengthen partnerships and improve health security in South East Asia, which will be moderated by Dr. J. Stephen Morrison, Director of the Global Health Policy Center. Panelists will include Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Michael FuchsRear Admiral Scott Dowell, U.S. Public Health Service, Director of the Division of Global Disease Detection & Emergency Response at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Dr. Bernard Nahlen, President's Malaria Initiative; and Rear Admiral Dave Smith, U.S. Navy (retired), Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Force Health Protection and Readiness.

    This event will be webcast live at www.SmartGlobalHealth.org/Live

    Lunch will be served

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