AIDS and the New Global Health Agenda: A Discussion with Laurie Garrett

Date: 11/08/2011
Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Location: The Puck Building, The Rudin Family Forum for Civic Dialogue, 2nd Fl.
295 Lafayette Street, New York, NY 10012-9604  map

AIDS and the New Global Health Agenda:
A Discussion with Laurie Garrett
Co-sponsored by NYU Wagner & the Wagner Health Network
Following an unprecedented mobilization of resources for HIV, some 7 million people have started life-saving treatment in low- and middle-income countries, new infections and AIDS-associated deaths are down globally, and important progress has been made in vaccine and microbicide research. Still, fewer than half the people who need treatment are receiving it, two new infections occur for every person who starts treatment, and AIDS claims nearly 2 million lives annually. Sub-Saharan Africa remains disproportionately affected with two-thirds of all people living with HIV, half of all new infections, and nearly three-quarters of all AIDS-related deaths. Meanwhile, the lingering global economic malaise is squeezing donor and domestic budgets alike, and a global shift in focus from HIV to health systems and other important health concerns, including acute pandemics and non-communicable diseases, may jeopardize hard-won gains. It’s an ambivalent picture that portends an uncertain future.
Council on Foreign Relations Senior Fellow and global health expert Laurie Garrett will discuss the challenges and opportunities ahead for the global AIDS response and other global health priorities with UNAIDS Technical Advisor and Wagner Adjunct Assistant Professor of Public Policy Peter Navario.
A reception will immediately follow.

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