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Congress and Global Health: What Lies Ahead?

Congress and Global Health: What Lies Ahead?

On Thursday April 21, 2011, the Kaiser Family Foundation held a live, interactive webcast on Congress and global health. Featuring three global health policy experts, U.S. Global Health Policy: In Focus examined the new legislative landscape of the 112th Congress. What does the recent change in the balance of power mean for global health programs? What does it mean for foreign assistance more generally? How might the current budget battles play out for U.S. global health programs, including HIV/AIDS, family planning, neglected tropical diseases, and others? What about the Global Fund? What could this mean for programs on the ground?

WHO:

  • Beth Tritter, Managing Director, The Glover Park Group; Former Legislative Director for Congresswoman Nita Lowey, Ranking Member of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on State and Foreign Operations.
  • Todd Summers, Senior Advisor for Global Health, ONE Campaign.
  • Allen Moore, Senior Advisor for Global Health Security, Stimson Center, and Lecturer in Global Health, George Washington University; Former Deputy Chief of Staff and Policy Director for Former Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist.
  • Jennifer Kates, Moderator, Vice President and Director, Global Health & HIV Policy, Kaiser Family Foundation.

Event Date

Apr 21, 2011