U.S. Policy Priorities for Women's Global Health in the Obama Second Term

  • Thursday, Mar 7, 2013
  • During its first term, the Obama administration developed new policies and initiatives on women's global health. The challenge in President Obama's second term will be to translate these commitments into concrete action. 

    At this session, expert panelists will discuss the opportunities and challenges facing the second Obama administration in moving from policy to implementation on women’s global health issues.

    The session will feature three short videos made by CSIS that bring the voices of African women and African women leaders into the U.S. policy discussion. CSIS will also release a new paper, “U.S. Priorities for Women’s Global Health” from Global Health Policy in the Second Obama Term, which analyzes the policy developments under the first Obama term, the ongoing challenges, and policy recommendations moving forward.

    Speakers will include:
    Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of Health and Human Services
    Christy Turlington Burns, Founder, Every Mother Counts
    Kristie Mikus, PEPFAR Country Coordinator, Zambia
    Kay Warren, Founder, HIV Initiative, Saddleback Church
    Phil Nieburg, Senior Associate, CSIS Global Health Policy Center
    Carla Koppell, USAID Senior Coordinator for Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment
    Introductory remarks by J. Stephen Morrison, Senior Vice President; Director, CSIS Global Health Policy Center
    Moderated by Janet Fleischman, Senior Associate, CSIS Global Health Policy Center


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