- Critical QuestionsBy William J. Garvelink, Farha TahirDec 16, 2011
The drought and famine in the Horn of Africa continues, with the Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS Net) recently confirming that the famine in the Middle Shabelle, as well as among internally displaced populations in Afgoye and the Somali capital of Mogadishu, will continue through the end of the year.
- NewsletterDec 7, 2011
On November 3, 2011, CSIS released a report, Partnership for Recovery and a Stronger Future: Standing with Japan after 3-11, summarizing the findings of a task force established to examine ways the United States can partner with Japan in the process of recovery from the tragedies of March 11, 2011 (http://csis.
- ReportBy Phillip Nieburg, Nancy M. McLarenDec 7, 2011
Much of the substantial progress seen in global health over the past several decades can be ascribed to the beneficial impacts of various vaccines and immunization programs on the control of serious disease among both individuals and populations.
- ReportBy Stephen L. CochiDec 7, 2011
In January 2010 at the World Economic Forum, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation launched the Decade of Vaccines by pledging $10 billion over the next 10 years to support worldwide efforts to develop and deliver vaccines to the world’s poorest countries.
- ReportBy Suzanne C. BrundageDec 7, 2011
Seven years ago, the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) made its first investments in South Africa, the heart of the global HIV/AIDS pandemic. These historic investments quickly grew to become the largest single bilateral health account in the world. The resulting story of U.S.
- ReportBy Charles Freeman, Xiaoqing Lu BoyntonDec 2, 2011
China’s health system has spanned the antipodes of potential health system models, ranging from a pure government delivery model to one radically driven by profit incentives, and now China is seeking a hybrid to suit its hybrid economy.
- ReportDec 1, 2011
The Obama administration designated Malawi as a GHI Plus country in June 2010, one of the first eight countries selected to implement the Global Health Initiative’s (GHI) more comprehensive approach to global health and serve as learning labs for other GHI country programs.
- ReportBy Charles Freeman, Xiaoqing Lu BoyntonNov 30, 2011
This volume is a compilation of papers that were written for the Conference on China’s Emerging Global Health and Foreign Aid Engagement, sponsored by the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) and the China Institute of International Studies (CIIS), in Beijing on May 24, 2011, as part of a larger CSIS initiative to examine the global health engagement of the BRIC countries
- CommentaryNov 7, 2011
Once again famine rages in Somalia. Experts say at least 30,000 children have already died in this crisis and 750,000 more Somalis, mostly women and children, are in acute need and will begin to die between Thanksgiving and Christmas unless they receive assistance. The famine in the early 1990s killed more than 250,000 Somalis, and this one is projected to kill several times more.
- ReportBy Margaret ReevesNov 7, 2011
Prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV (PMTCT) is an essential tool in the fight against HIV.