Video and Panel Discussion: Effective Leadership and Partnership are Key to Global Health Progress

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.

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.

On World Malaria Day, Friends co-hosted the New York premiere of the video with Rabin Martin and the Foreign Policy Association. The panel discussion following the screening focused on the importance of partnerships in global health.

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.

Keep the conversation going by sharing these videos and tuning in to your local PBS station to watch the Great Decisions series, produced by the Foreign Policy Association. “Global Health: Preventing Pandemic” is also available to rent online.