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They came. They saw. They left. Leaders convened in Brussels earlier this week to discuss how to move forward in earnest with the EU-Turkey Joint Action Plan on refugees. The informal summit was certainly much ado about nothing. They proposed twel …

Getting Real About Refugees and Public Health Read More »

Published March 10, 2016


Commentary
By Melissa S. Hersh:  In advance of a major summit on migration between Europe and Turkey slated for today, the Sweden Democrats — Sweden’s far-right, anti-immigration party — is the latest in a series of European parties to highlight infectious d …

Refugees, Europe, and Good Public Health Policy Read More »

Published March 7, 2016


Commentary
By Sharon Jackson:  The emergence of novel infectious diseases during the last 50 years has challenged both developed and developing countries. Regardless of the level of development and resource endowment, the optimal emergency preparedness and p …

Lessons from Ebola: Preparing for the Next Infectious Disease Crisis Read More »

Published March 2, 2016


Event
Did you know that human behavior plays an important role in saving lives and stopping the spread of infectious diseases? The emerging field of behavior science offers promising insights to improve our understanding of how people make health decisions. …

How Changing Behaviors Can Optimize Foreign Aid Read More »

Published February 25, 2016 / Held February 26, 2016


Event
At the most recent G-20 summit in Turkey, President Obama committed the United States to expand the work of the Global Health Security Agenda (GHSA) to thirty new countries. The president called upon governments around the world to increase their commi …

The Global Health Security Agenda Grows and Expands Read More »

Published November 30, 2015 / Held December 4, 2015


Event
Dr. Len Rubenstein, John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and Gloria J. Kim & Marcia D. Fernandez, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University presented findings on the impact of armed conflict on population health and health …

New Views on Health and Conflict: Mitigating Impact and Rebuilding Health Systems Read More »

Published March 27, 2015 / Held September 25, 2009


Event
Tools to control infectious disease outbreaks include medical and non-medical interventions. If the disease-causing agent is a novel pathogen or medical countermeasures (vaccines and drugs) are not available, immediate public health measures, such as q …

Controlling Epidemics: Use of Isolation Measures Read More »

Published March 27, 2015 / Held September 10, 2008


Event
        The recent H1N1 influenza pandemic re-emphasized the significance of sample and benefit sharing in the global response to public health crises. In 2007, the World Health Organization (WHO) initiated an Intergovernmental Meet …

Challenges in Health Diplomacy: Sharing Influenza Viruses and Access to Vaccines and Other Benefits Read More »

Published March 27, 2015 / Held October 1, 2010


Report
The Challenge We need a coherent global health strategy that looks beyond each crisis to the bigger picture. The 2003 SARS outbreak, when a new and virulent pneumonia spread by international travelers killed hundreds and wreaked havoc on Asian economic …

Global Health Security: A Long-Term Prescription Read More »

Published May 15, 2013


Issue Brief
We need a coherent global health strategy that looks beyond each crisis to the bigger picture. The US has invested billions of dollars in confronting health threats abroad – one disease at a time. The Challenge We need a coherent global health strategy …

Global Health Security: A Long-term Prescription Read More »

Published May 15, 2013


Stimson in the News
Amidst contentions over Palestinian statehood, a walkout by delegations during the Iranian president’s address, and  the challenges of reinvented governments, a revolutionary moment for global health security snuck by virtually unnoticed at the 20 …

Julie Fischer and Rebecca Katz Publish “Momentum for Global Health Security” Op-ed in the Hill Read More »

Published May 15, 2013


Commentary
On September 19th, the United Nations General Assembly convened global leaders to confront an emerging health issue with major socioeconomic implications for only the second time in history. Leaders gathered at the UN High Level Meeting on Non-Communic …

NCDs: Redefining Global Health Security for the 21st Century Read More »

Published May 15, 2013


Stimson in the News
A new report, “Financing the Response to AIDS in Low- and Middle-Income Countries: International Assistance from Donor Governments in 2011,” finds funding in 2011 returned to 2008-9 levels, after a one-year drop in 2010. The report was co-authored …

New Report Finds Flat Global HIV/AIDS Assistance to the Developing World Read More »

Published July 27, 2012


Event
Stimson was pleased to host the reception and launch of One Billion Strong’s HIV/AIDS, Disability and Discrimination: A Thematic Guide on Inclusive Law, Policy, and Programming. The guide addresses the unique vulnerability of persons with disabilities …

Reception and Launch of HIV/AIDS, Disability and Discrimination Guide Read More »

Published July 25, 2012 / Held July 25, 2012


Commentary
This week, the eyes of the health community will be on Washington, DC, as the United States hosts the International AIDS Conference for the first time in 22 years. While the conference convenes every two years, it has not been on US soil since 1990, du …

The International AIDS Conference 2012 Read More »

Published July 23, 2012


Stimson in the News
Global Health Security experts Vibhuti Haté, Sarah Kornblet, and Julie E. Fischer publish in Emerging Infectious Diseases, with lead author Rebecca Katz of George Washington University. The complete article, “Costing Framework for International …

Global Health Security program publishes article on costing framework of the IHR (2005) Read More »

Published June 21, 2012


Commentary
The revised International Health Regulations (IHR [2005]) conferred new responsibilities on member states of the World Health Organization, requiring them to develop core capacities to detect, assess, report, and respond to public health emergencies. M …

Costing Framework for International Health Regulations (2005) Read More »

Published June 21, 2012


Event
Stimson hosted a book event to discuss topics explored in the new book, Security and Development in Global Politics, which looks at seven core international issues from the point of view of security and development: aid, humanitarian assistance, govern …

Book Event: Security and Development in Global Politics Read More »

Published May 22, 2012 / Held May 22, 2012


Commentary
By Karen Masterson – The November 2011 newsletter of Roll Back Malaria – a partnership sponsored by the World Health Organization, the United Nations and the World Bank – contains the following headline: “Nearly a third of all malaria affected countrie …

Two Malarias Read More »

Published January 10, 2012


Commentary
By Meghan Seltzer – The Seventh Review Conference of the Biological and Toxins Weapons Convention (BTWC) is currently underway in Geneva, Switzerland, through December 22.  At this meeting, countries are discussing a range of issues concerning the …

Biological Weapons Under Review at the BTWC Read More »

Published December 16, 2011


Book
The Stimson Center project, Iran and America: A Dialogue about Disability, held in partnership with BlueLaw International LLP, the Harvard Law School Project on Disability, and Iranian partner organizations, assembled civil society leaders, academics, …

Advancing the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (Farsi Version) Read More »

Published November 30, 2011


Event
The Stimson Center, BlueLaw International LLP, and the Harvard Law School Project on Disability would like to invite you to a panel discussion and publication release on their joint project, Iran and America: A Dialogue about Disability. The event will …

Advancing the Rights of Persons with Disabilities: A US – Iran Dialogue on Law, Policy, and Advocacy Read More »

Published November 30, 2011 / Held November 29, 2011


Book
The Stimson Center project, Iran and America: A Dialogue about Disability, held in partnership with BlueLaw International LLP, the Harvard Law School Project on Disability, and Iranian partner organizations, assembled civil society leaders, academics, …

Advancing the Rights of Persons with Disabilities: A US-Iran Dialogue on Law, Policy, and Advocacy Read More »

Published November 29, 2011


Stimson in the News
Eric Lief is a contributer to a new report released by the Kaiser Family Foundation on Innovative Financing Mechanisms for Global Health. The complete report can be found here: http://www.kff.org/globalhealth/upload/8247.pdf    
Published November 10, 2011


Commentary
By Sarah Kornblet, Julie E. Fischer and Rebecca Katz – Around the world, global health increasingly has become a part of foreign policy agendas and is included in national security, trade, and diplomacy discussions. The SARS outbreak of 2003 and the 20 …

The Rise of Health Diplomacy Read More »

Published October 17, 2011


Stimson in the News
Stimson’s Global Health Security program, with Rebecca Katz of George Washington University, published a new analysis on Defining Health Diplomacy: Changing Demands in the Era of Globalization in the new issue of the Milbank Quarterly. In this article, …

Global Health Security Program Publishes Analysis on Health Diplomacy in the Milbank Quarterly Read More »

Published October 1, 2011


Commentary
A Desmond Tutu op-ed cited Financing the Response to AIDS in Low-Income & Middle-Income Countries, a 2010 study co-authored by Stimson Senior Associate Eric Lief and Jen Kates of the Kaiser Family Foundation. The report found that funding has …

Study Co-Authored by Eric Lief Cited by Desmond Tutu Op-Ed Read More »

Published September 28, 2011


Policy Paper
Stimson’s Global Health Security program, with Rebecca Katz of George Washington University, published a new analysis on Defining Health Diplomacy: Changing Demands in the Era of Globalization in the new issue of the Milbank Quarterly. In this article, …

Defining Health Diplomacy: Changing Demands in the Era of Globalization Read More »

Published September 21, 2011


Stimson in the News
A new report co-authored by Stimson Senior Advisor Eric Lief with the Kaiser Family Foundation finds funding to have fallen in 2010, following a string of double-digit-percentage increases over a decade and flat funding in 2009. Read the complete …

New report finds global HIV/AIDS assistance has dropped to middle- and low- income countries Read More »

Published August 16, 2011


Report
The latest analysis of global AIDS assistance financing for 2010 has been released by UNAIDS and the Kaiser Family Foundation. The report finds funding to have fallen in 2010, following a string of double-digit-percentage increases over a dec …

Financing the response to AIDS in low-income & middle-income countries Read More »

Published August 15, 2011


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