Organized by Georgia Global Health Alliance (GGHA)
In today’s highly mobile and interconnected world, a disease outbreak anywhere is a threat everywhere. An epidemic in even the most isolated village can reach major cities all around the globe in as little as 36 hours, disrupting international travel, markets, and business. The challenge of preventing the next epidemic is bigger than any one health system or pathogen, requiring innovative partnerships across sectors and program areas. As traditional funding for international development comes under strain, cross-sector collaboration is taking on increasing importance as a means to maximize the reach and sustainability of individual global health security (GHS) efforts.
Join the Georgia Global Health Alliance for its first event of 2018. Hear from CDC Leadership about recent international public health emergencies like Ebola and Zika, their impact on the private sector, and how we can work together to prevent the next epidemic. Immediately following the keynote address, an expert panel will explore the respective roles of public and private sector actors during and following recent global health emergencies, as well as success stories and lessons learned.
Louis W. Sullivan, M.D., President Emeritus Morehouse School of Medicine, U.S. Secretary of Health & Human Services, 1989-1993
Keynote Address: Understanding Cross-Sector Risks and Solutions in Global Health Security
Dr. Rebecca Martin, PhD, Director, Center for Global Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Expert Panel: Opportunities for Public-Private Partnership in Global Health
Moderator: Ambassador Jimmy Kolker, Assistant Secretary for Global Affairs, US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), retired
1) Dawn O’Connell, Head of the US Office, Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI)
2) Nancy Knight, MD, CAPT, USPHS , Director, Division of Global Health Protection, Center for Global Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
3) Clem Lewin, Associate Vice President R&D Strategy, Sanofi Pasteur
4) Eduardo Martinez, President, The UPS Foundation, UPS Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer
5) Judy Monroe, MD, President and CEO, CDC Foundation