As the global community celebrates the 15th anniversary of the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), PBS’s Great Decisions documentary series asks, “Is the golden age of global health coming to an end, or just getting started?”
To help address that issue, Friends of the Global Fight recently co-hosted two events to screen the Great Decisions episode, “Global Health: Preventing Pandemic,” in Washington, D.C., and New York. The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) co-hosted the Washington screening. After the film, panelists discussed challenges and opportunities in global health — particularly preparedness to prevent future outbreaks — and how to foster new and continued health resources.
“How do we intentionally create space to help each other succeed in global health?” Amb. Deborah Birx describes the ways that HIV investments through @PEPFAR have left countries better prepared to respond to other pandemic threats. #CSISLive WATCH LIVE: https://t.co/35XZCfJkry pic.twitter.com/XX6VQwrPQT
— CSIS Global Health (@CSISHealth) April 24, 2018
The CSIS video below features the panel discussion among Dr. Helene Gayle of the Chicago Community Trust, Chris Collins of Friends of the Global Fight, Amanda Glassman from the Center for Global Development, Amb. Deborah Birx of PEPFAR, and Dr. Stephen Morrison of CSIS, who served as moderator.
Jim Jones at @XOMFoundation talks about the core competencies the private sector can help with in #GlobalHealth, such as data collection & analysis, risk assessment and capacity building. #GreatDecisions pic.twitter.com/AEYzWSHbgW
— Friends of the GF (@theglobalfight) April 25, 2018
Moderated by Dr. Jeff Sturchio, Friends Board member and CEO of Rabin Martin, the panel discussion illuminated successful examples of private sector partners moving beyond providing financing to help bolster global health efforts through expertise-sharing, such as capacity building. Watch Dr. Rebecca Martin from the Centers for Disease Control, Jim Jones of the ExxonMobil Foundation, and Chris Collins discuss opportunities for multisectoral partnerships in health.