Please join us at CSIS tomorrow, April 24, for a screening of “Global Health: Preventing Pandemic,” from PBS’s Great Decisions series. Friends’ Chris Collins will be joined by U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator Deborah Birx, Dr. Helene Gayle of the Chicago Community Trust, Amanda Glassman of the Center for Global Development, and Dr. Stephen Morrison of CSIS for a post-screening discussion. The event will be webcast live on April 24 from 3:30 – 5:00 p.m. EDT here

Friends of the Global Fight today released an updated edition of its policy brief, “Disease Knows No Borders: Global Health Security Investments Make America Safer.” This issue brief highlights how U.S. leadership in global health ultimately protects our country’s own health security. In addition, U.S. investments in bilateral health programs fighting HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria, in coordination with strategic investments in the Global Fund, save millions of lives and protect the U.S. from future disease threats through:

  • Containing and controlling epidemics at their sources
  • Providing access to treatment and prevention efforts
  • Reducing the threat of Americans and military personnel contracting diseases while overseas
  • Bolstering health systems to respond to emergencies and prevent the spread of disease to our shores.

To read the full issue brief, download the PDF here.