As one of the cornerstones of global health, widespread immunization through vaccines is critical to reducing child mortality and eradicating polio, two goals endorsed by the international community and particularly emphasized by the U.S. government. This live, interactive webcast explores the importance of vaccines in global child survival efforts, including the role of the U.S. government, the GAVI Alliance, and NGOs. Panelists discuss the current state of childhood immunization, global investments in vaccines, and the opportunities and challenges faced by key stakeholders. This webcast is part of “U.S. Global Health Policy: In Focus”, a Kaiser Family Foundation studio webcast series devoted to discussing current and critical issues facing the U.S.
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The Kaiser Family Foundation has produced three documentaries to mark the 40th anniversary of Medicare and Medicaid. The documentaries examine the social needs that led policymakers to create these programs, the expectations of what they would achieve and the reality of these programs today. Key policymakers, staff officials and members…
U.S. Humanitarian Assistance and Global Health Policy: Opportunities and Barriers for More Effective Coordination
This brief presents key findings from a Kaiser Family Foundation review and analysis of the policy and financing landscape where U.S. humanitarian assistance and global health assistance meet. It also summarizes a July 2013 roundtable discussion convened by the Foundation focusing on opportunities, challenges, and potential next steps for more effective coordination between humanitarian assistance and global health programs.
This report provides an overview of the Department of Defense’s infectious disease efforts related to global health. The report looks at how DoD’s infectious disease activities are organized internally and coordinated with other U.S. government agencies and partners.
Spending on prescription drugs in the U.S. rose at a faster clip in 2009 than spending for hospital and physician care, a trend that is expected to continue through 2020. The desire to get a handle on drug spending is a focus not only in the U.S. but in other…
The Budget Control Act of 2011 tasked members of a “Super Committee” to find at least $1.2 trillion in deficit reduction over the next decade. Members did not reach an agreement by the November 23 deadline and as a result automatic spending cuts to defense and entitlement programs are set…
The Department of Defense’s Role in U.S. Global Health Policy and Programs: Briefing and Panel Discussion
This event examines the role of the Department of Defense (DoD) in global health and how it intersects with the global health efforts of the U.S. government (USG) and other organizations.
Alliances for Global Health Education: Learning from South-South Collaboration — Building Capacity for Women’s and Maternal/Child Health
Track D: Education and Human Resources Development Title: Building Capacity for Women’s and Maternal/Child Health Moderator: Sandra Garcia, Country Director, Population Council, Mexico Abstract Presenters: S340 Medical Education in Guyana: Lessons learned using a public health collaborative model in obstetrics and gynecology Deborah Landis Lewis, University of Pittsburgh Medical College…
Kaiser Family Foundation Forum: World Progress in Maternal and Child Health, and the Future Role for the U.S.
This webcast captures the May 24, 2010, forum examining progress in improving maternal and child health worldwide, and the role on the U.S. in pursuing those efforts.
This Kaiser/CSIS forum examines the global health and development outcomes of the June Group of Eight and the Group of 20 Summits held in Canada.