Madison Committee on Foreign Relations - May Event Thu, May 3, 2018 — 5:30PM to 7:00PM
The Evolution of Global Health: From HIV/AIDS and Pandemic Influenza to Global Health Security and Universal Health Coverage
Speaker: Ambassador John E. Lange, Senior Fellow, Global Health Diplomacy, United Nations Foundation
This event is co-sponsored by UW International Division
Over the last twenty years, bilateral and multilateral global health programs have greatly expanded and have saved millions of lives. Many of these are “vertical” programs focusing on a single disease or condition, such as the Global Polio Eradication Inititative (GPEI) and the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). There now is a greater emphasis on “horizontal” programs to strengthen health systems. The new Director General of the World Health Organization has made universal health coverage, one of the targets of the Sustainable Development Goals, his top priority. And the new Executive Director of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria says, “If we work together to mobilize funds, build strong health systems and establish effective community responses we will be able to end epidemics, promote prosperity and increase our global health security.” Ambassador Lange will discuss the many successes of global health programs as well as the challenges ahead in strengthening health systems.
Madison Club members are welcome. Reservations through www.MCFR.com are required.