Posts Tagged ‘conference’

The International AIDS Conference Begins to Take Shape

As the International AIDS Conference returns to the U.S., Craig Moscetti shares some of the names that will shape the agenda Today the organizers of the XIX International AIDS Conference (IAC) announced 15 plenary speakers and presentations that will help shape the overall conference theme “Turning the Tide Together.” Many global health advocates are excited to see…

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IAS 2011 Opens with Music, Activism and Optimism

ROME — The Sixth IAS Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention opened here last night with glorious music by young Italians, political activism by AIDS campaigners and the most optimism on the potential for serious progress against HIV/AIDS in many years, perhaps since the advent of the epidemic 30 years ago, by almost everyone. “We all…

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A Shift Toward NCDs?

Building bridges between noncommunicable and communicable diseases starts by considering access to health services. Last week I had the privilege of attending the Global Health Council’s 38th Annual Conference in Washington, D.C. The conference focused on global demographic changes, which naturally result in a shift in the burden of disease as populations grow older. The…

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Speaking up at the GHC Conference 2011

Watch conference participants’ reactions and thoughts for the future of global health Equipped with a bag full of conference swag and a handy Flip camera, I was ready to tackle the Global Health Council’s annual conference, “Securing a Healthier Future in a Changing World,” and uncover some voices on the frontlines – or, in this…

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Part of the Whole: Individual v. Collective Right to Health

Integrating individual rights with structural policy changes will expand human rights for all Both human rights and global health need to transcend the individual versus collective divide and unite in order to provide the best for individuals and populations at large. The traditional liberal understanding whereby human rights, including the right to the highest attainable…

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Country Leadership Takes Center Stage at Plenary Session

To secure a healthier future for all, do the diagonal tango and let countries lead The diagonal tango was proposed as a policy approach to mitigate global health challenges in the imminent future. Council president Dr. Jeff Sturchio predicts a world with an increasing urban population suffering from more chronic illnesses and noncommunicable diseases (NCDs)…

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Do You Know Your Poo IQ?

Lisa Schechtman, from WaterAid America, organized a sanitation related scavenger hunt at this week’s Conference. Lisa Schechtman, from End Water Poverty member WaterAid in America, shares with us a great creative idea for campaigning, and livening up a conference at the same time. Check out how she and others organized a sanitation related scavenger hunt…

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Focus on NCDs Now, or Pay the Price

Arogya World shares its highlights from this year’s Conference If anything great or lasting is going to be achieved, cooperation is needed.– A quote overheard at this conference and attributed to Sir George Alleyene The Global Health Conference 2011, “Securing a Healthier Future for a Changing World,” which started yesterday in Washington D.C., deserves kudos…

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Taking Root: A GHI Progress Report

Global Health Initiative’s Executive Director, Lois Quam, gives an update of GHI’s in-country implementation Here at the annual Global Health Council Conference Lois Quam, Executive Director of the Obama administration’s Global Health Initiative (GHI), spoke of the accomplishments of the ambitious effort to improve delivery of health care for the world’s poorest. Two years after…

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Five Countries Call for More Ownership of Health Programs

MLI Unveils its Call To Action for Country-Led Development at Annual GHC Conference Five countries – four in Africa and one in Asia – issued a “Call to Action” on Tuesday that pushed for greater country ownership of health programs and more flexibility from donors to match programs with national priorities, saying that this dramatic…

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