- ReportBy Howard H. GoldmanOct 10, 2012
On March 11, 2011, a magnitude 9.0 earthquake struck northeast Japan, followed by a powerful tsunami that in turn caused a nuclear disaster at the Fukushima power station. Hospitals and clinics were destroyed, and injured individuals had very limited access to health care services after these events.
- ReportOct 5, 2012
Over the past several decades, the world has witnessed some astonishing global health success stories—from the eradication of smallpox to the expanding control of other vaccine-preventable diseases to the widespread provision of effective treatment for HIV/AIDS to millions of people.
- ReportBy Katherine Bliss, Paulo Buss and Felix RosenbergSep 27, 2012
On November 7, 2011, the Global Health Policy Center of the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington, D.C., in partnership with the Fiocruz Center for Global Health (CRIS) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, hosted a seminar entitled “New Approaches to Global Health Cooperation.” The event, which took place in Rio de Janeiro, assembled health policy researchers and
- ReportSep 26, 2012
Our understanding of global health and its relationship to national security, the safety of our citizens, and the well-being of the wider global community has grown and evolved over time. It is now widely accepted that nations with healthy populations are more likely to be productive, prosperous, and peaceful.
- ReportAug 22, 2012
The process of rebuilding Liberia’s health system, shattered by 14 years of devastating conflict, is entering a crucial and potentially destabilizing phase. The Liberian government and local NGOs are assuming a larger responsibility, but Liberia’s health system is beset with serious problems.
- ReportBy Rebecca Miller and Scott F. DowellAug 21, 2012
Leaders in the U.S. government and others around the world increasingly recognize the importance of investing in global health security.
- ReportBy Robert D. Lamb, April Chang, Edgar Chavez, Sadika Hameed, and Kathryn MixonAug 13, 2012
Polio has a real possibility of being eradicated worldwide. Efforts to eradicate the virus have proved largely successful, in part thanks to the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI), launched by the international community in 1988.
- ReportJul 20, 2012
The President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) is well positioned to serve as a foundation for other global health programs, building on its health infrastructure, training, and systems. To fulfill that potential in the vital area of women’s health will require integrating HIV/AIDS services with family planning and reproductive health services. The results from U.S.
- CommentaryJul 18, 2012
This coming Sunday, July 22, the International AIDS Conference—AIDS 2012—opens in Washington, D.C. This marks the return to U.S. soil of this biannual global gathering after a 22-year hiatus. There will be loud protests, lively debate, an excess of panels and abstracts, and sore feet among the more than 20,000 participants.
- ReportJul 11, 2012
The dual global epidemics of HIV/AIDS and gender-based violence (GBV) exert a destructive and disproportionate impact on women and girls, especially in high HIV-prevalence countries in Africa.