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AIDS in Brazil at Harvard, Panel 2

Development Research Group, World BankJoão Biehl, Associate Professor of Anthropology, Princeton University; author of Will to Live: AIDS Therapies and the Politics of Survival (Princeton Univ. Press, forthcoming).Cristina d’Almeida, National Agency for Research on AIDS, FranceModerator: Eduardo Gómez, Politics and Governance Group, Harvard School of Public Health; dissertation: “Contested Epidemics: Institution, Global Politics and Response in the United States and BrazilVarun Guari, “Institutions and Identities: Explaining Gov’t Responses to HIV/AIDS in Brazil and South Africa” Summary of his research with Evan LiebermanCame out as a paper in Studies in Comparative International Development (Fall 2006)…. As drugs lose their efficacy, government will shift its preferences to new drugs developed by the pharma companies.PEPFAR, e.g., favors large-scale pharmaceutical intervention, but does not address health care delivery, prophylaxis, and education with the same vigor.Since the HIV policy is seen as the success of the previous government, the new government is seeking its own policy, and in Brazil, the preference has always been for electoral expediency over policy continuity.Some 80 percent of expenditures are for ARVs/drugs.

AIDS in Brazil at Harvard, Panel 1

Panel I: Undergraduate and Graduate Student Research on HIV/AIDS in Brazil Panelists: David Martin, Harvard College 07 Amy Nunn, ScD, Harvard School of Public Health, dissertation: “The Politics of Life and Death: A Historical Institutional Analysis of Antiretroviral Drug Policy in Brazil”; Corporate Relations Manager, Global Business Coalition on AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria Sophia Zamudio-Haas, […]

A Foreign Affairs Roundtable – Round One: January 23, 2007

In this special Web feature, Foreign Affairs has convened some of the world’s top experts — Paul Farmer, Jeffrey Sachs, Alex de Waal, Roger Bate & Kathryn Boateng, and Laurie Garrett to discuss Garrett’s essay “The Challenge of Global Health” debate how best to help the world’s poor and sick; and to debate her thesis […]

The Future of the Global Fund

I posted recently that the Global Fund has been deadlocked over the selection of its new Executive Director. The Center for Global Development will be hosting an event later this week, Thursday December 14th from 4-6pm, with Richard Feachem, the outgoing ED of the Global Fund. Mark Dybul, the Bush Administration’s Ambassador in charge of […]

Nov 29 World Affairs Council & Peace Corps panel “Stories from the Heart of a Pandemic”

For any readers in the Bay Area, the Peace Corps invites you to: “Stories from the Heart of a Pandemic” A panel in recognition of World AIDS Day Wednesday, November 29, 6:30 to 8 p.m. World Affairs Council Auditorium 312 Sutter Street, Second Floor San Francisco, CA 94108 [map] In recognition of World AIDS Day, […]

The AIDS Industry Convention

The 16th AIDS Conference is underway today.  It should be a fabulous, fashionable event.  Great keynotes and many famous faces.

HIV/AIDS: Money, Bottlenecks and the Future

“HIV/AIDS: Money, Bottlenecks and the Future” With David Andrews Assistant Director, Africa Department, International Monetary Fund Holly Burkhalter US Policy Director, Physicians for Human Rights Peter Heller Deputy Director, Fiscal Affairs Department, International Monetary Fund H.E. Donald Kaberuka Minister of Finance, Rwanda Maureen Lewis Senior Fellow, Center for Global Development H.E. Ezra Suruma (TBC) Minister […]

Defining Global Health for the 21st Century: UCSF Symposium

There’s an event today (2/11/05) to launch a new global health program. Take a look at the speakers: • Welcome by J. Michael Bishop, MD, UCSF Chancellor• “Building Strong Institutions for Science and Technology in Every Nation: The Role of the National Academies,” Bruce M. Alberts, PhD, President, National Academy of Sciences; Professor, Biochemistry and […]

2005 Health in Foreign Policy Forum

February 4, 2005 coming up on health and foreign policy in Washington DC with a pretty heady cast of policy types. Feb 8 UPDATE: Webcast and transcript to be posted.

Health and Security: Why It Should Top the Agenda

Here is a transcript from a December 2004 Council on Foreign Relations event on health and security, featuring Laurie Garrett, Pulitzer Prize-winning author.