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Sustainable Solutions for Global Health Transitions: The Role of Partnerships – A Workshop

Organized by the National Academy of Medicine

Sustainable Solutions for Global Health Transitions: The Role of Partnerships
A Workshop
June 13 – 14
Keck Center
Washington, DC


The National Academies’ Forum on Public-Private Partnerships for Global Health and Safety (PPP Forum) is convening 1.5-day public workshop (beginning at 1:00 PM EDT on June 13) to examine the economic and programmatic transitions that are changing the global health landscape profoundly and to explore innovative models and their potential as sustainable solutions in the transition context. A cohort of countries that have historically relied on development assistance for health (DAH) is transitioning into higher-income status. At the same time, countries that have provided DAH are shifting focus away from traditional development assistance in favor of investments focused on value for money and global public goods. Additionally, one large program focused on disease eradication is nearing its goal and will soon end. In response, processes are underway to transition countries out of traditional bilateral and multilateral health funding mechanisms, and countries are expected to spend more of their own resources on health systems. These transition processes are often well-defined in criteria and approach; however, their implications, particularly when they occur simultanously, are not well understood. This changing landscape requires the global health community to develop innovative, coordinated, and sustainable solutions to support countries and maintain health gains during and after transitions.

The intended audience for this workshop is the PPP Forum members and the organizations that they represent, other public and private entities engaged in global health, and new stakeholders considering engaging and investing in global health. Additionally, this workshop would benefit academics across multiple disciplines examining the value proposition and impact of partnerships in global health and government agencies determining how best to transition their DAH programs. The Forum’s workshop will include presentations and moderated discussions.

Attendance is free and open to the public, but space is limited. Registration for this meeting will open in May 2018.

Understanding the Economics of Microbial Threats—A Workshop

Organized by
Forum on Microbial Threats at the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine

June 12 – 13, 2018
Keck Center
Washington, DC


(This event will be webcast)

The Forum on Microbial Threats will host a 1.5-day workshop to examine the interaction of economic activity and microbial threats, featuring a range of perspectives on the economic costs of endemic infectious diseases, emerging biological risks, and antimicrobial resistance, as well as the economic costs of national preparedness and accelerating research and development. The meeting will culminate in breakout sessions on day 2 to identify priority next steps and develop actionable strategies across the topics explored throughout the workshop. This public workshop will be held at the Keck Center in Washington, DC. Attendance is free, but there is limited capacity in the main conference room with overflow seating. Register now to attend in person or watch the webcast.

NAM Annual Meeting 2016–Scientific Program

NAM Annual Meeting 2016–Scientific Program

October 17, 2016
8:00 am – 5:30 pm 
NAS Building 
2101 Constitution Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20418

Registration is now open. Limited space is available. 

About this Event:

Reversing the Dramatic, 30-Year Rise in Obesity and Type 2 Diabetes 

What promising, new directions exist for reversing the dramatic rise of obesity and type 2 diabetes over the past three decades?

Program Features: 

The Key Drivers of Obesity, the Onset of Type 2 Diabetes, and Promising New Directions to Reduce Risk

Moderator: Griffin Rodgers, M.D., M.A.C.P., Director, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

Promising New Approaches to Clinical Interventions Aimed at Reducing Obesity and Preventing Progression and Complications of Diabetes

Moderator: Samuel Klein, M.D., Professor of Medicine and Nutrition Sciences and Director, Center for Human Nutrition, Washington University

Evidence of Preventing Obesity and Diabetes at the Population Level and Promising New Directions

Moderator: Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, M.D., M.B.A., President and CEO, The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

President’s Forum: Vital Directions for Health and Health Care

Moderators: Victor J. Dzau M.D., President, National Academy of Medicine andMark B. McClellan, M.D., Ph.D., Director, Duke-Robert J. Margolis, MD, Center for Health Policy, Duke University


In addition to the scientific program, NAM President Dr. Victor J. Dzau will welcome the newest class of NAM members and will present the 2016 winners of the Gustav O. Lienhard AwardBernard and Rhoda Sarnat International Prize in Mental Health, and the Member Awards.

Global Health Risk Framework: The Neglected Dimension of Global Security: A Framework to Counter Infectious Disease Crises

Cross-posted from the National Academy of Medicine

ARCHIVED VIDEO — Report Release Event, January 13, 2016

The Ebola crisis in West Africa was both a tragedy and a wakeup call, revealing dangerous deficiencies across global systems to prevent, prepare, and respond to infectious disease crises. To address these shortcomings and inform a more effective response in the future, the National Academy of Medicine convened the Commission on a Global Health Risk Framework for the Future (GHRF Commission)—an independent, international group of experts in finance, governance, R&D, health systems, and the social sciences.

The Commission’s report, which was published on January 13, highlights the essential role of pandemic preparedness in national security and economic stability—a critical but often under-examined dimension of the global conversation post-Ebola. Importantly, the report demonstrates that the impact of infectious disease crises goes far beyond human health alone—and that mitigation, likewise, requires the mobilization and long-term commitment of multiple sectors.



Report Release Event – January 13, 2016

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