Rabin Martin, Friends of the Global Fight Against AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, & the Foreign Policy Association
(RSVP by Thursday, April 12)
Rabin Martin and Friends of the Global Fight Against AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria are pleased to invite the community to the New York premiere of “Global Health: Preventing Pandemic.” This PBS film makes the case for global investment and the importance of health security and will be followed by a Q&A with global health policy experts from the public and private sectors.
Opening remarks and film screening: Liam MacDara King, CIO & Executive Producer, Foreign Policy Association
1) Dr. Rebecca Martin, Director of the Center for Global Health at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
2) Jim Jones, Executive Director, ExxonMobil Foundation
3) Chris Collins, President, Friends of the Global Fight Against AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria
4) Moderated by Jeff Sturchio, President & CEO, Rabin Martin
About the Film:
Runtime: 25 minutes
Few, if any, security threats pose a greater threat than pandemics. A recent proliferation of new initiatives, a bipartisan consensus, and higher levels of funding earned the first decade of the 21stcentury the title “Global Health’s golden age.” However, alongside signature government programs like PEPFAR and donations from large philanthropies like the Gates Foundation, new global health challenges have emerged.For the first time in history, the majority of the world’s population is residing in urban areas enabling disease to spread across the globe like never before, our antibiotics are becoming less effective, all while global health budgets have flattened.
“Global Health: Preventing Pandemic,” part of the PBS Great Decisions series, weaves together these crucial trends in global health; pointing out the successes and warning of its shortcomings.