- CommentaryMar 6, 2014
The tone and substance of President Barack Obama’s historic visit to Malaysia in late April will have lasting impact not only on an important bilateral relationship, but on U.S. relations with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and many countries across the Indo-Pacific. The visit, although short, is long overdue.
- CommentaryFeb 18, 2014
On February 13, while official Washington, D.C. was otherwise shuttered by the winter’s largest snow storm, the Obama administration launched the Global Health Security (GHS) Agenda.
- ReportJan 9, 2014
This report is a primer on universal health coverage. It examines the history of universal health coverage, the momentum the concept is gathering in countries and at international organizations, the elements needed to move toward expanded coverage, and the obstacles involved.
- ReportJan 6, 2014
In 2011 the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services introduced a Global Health Strategy, the first of its kind for what has traditionally been seen as an agency with primarily domestic responsibilities.
- ReportBy Judith A. ChambersDec 17, 2013
This report outlines the status of biotechnology regulatory structures in Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda, with a focus on regulation of genetically modified (GM) crops. Effective regulatory structures are important for the approval and use of agricultural technology. As technologies become more sophisticated, so too must regulatory structures and risk assessment frameworks.
- CommentaryDec 11, 2013
In Washington, D.C., in the opening days of December, President Obama hosted an international gathering to rally resources for the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria. The results were simultaneously remarkable, encouraging, and sobering.
- CommentaryNov 26, 2013
When researchers, activists, health care providers, and policymakers convene in Melbourne, Australia, July 20–25, 2014, for the 20th International AIDS Conference (IAC), they will be asking themselves—and each other—what recent progress the world has made in understanding how to control, and potentially, cure, HIV/AIDS, and what it will take to accelerate efforts to reach the
- ReportBy Janet Fleischman, Alisha KramerNov 13, 2013
Billboards in Ethiopia’s capital announce the 2013 International Conference on Family Planning from November 12-15, under the theme “Full Access, Full Choice.” The conference participants from around the world should draw lessons from Ethiopia’s own experience that family planning is central to broader women’s health and development, contributing to the empowerment of women and girls and more stable and prosperous families. Secretary of State John Kerry’s video message to the conference offers a unique opportunity for the United States to strategically reposition family planning as key to sustainable development, and to re-double U.S. commitment to national family planning programs.
- ReportNov 7, 2013
Drug-resistant malaria—or artemisinin resistance—is a major problem, one that has arisen in the Greater Mekong Sub-Region, but could easily emerge in Africa and elsewhere.
- ReportBy J. Stephen Morrison, Murray Hiebert, Todd Summers, RADM Thomas Cullison (USN Ret.) and Lindsey HammergrenOct 31, 2013
Momentous political changes in Myanmar (also called Burma) jolted into action over two years ago, creating the most significant reboot of the Southeast Asian country’s political and economic landscape in the last five decades.