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Global Violence and Health: The Connections and Costs

Violence—-homicide, suicide, and war—-kills as many people annually around the world as malaria or tuberculosis. Yet governments and international organizations have only recently recognized violence as a public-health issue and have largely failed to bring resources to bear against it.

Improving Monitoring, Transparency, and Accountability for Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health

"There is a knowledge gap between global targets and locally owned goals," said Sallie Craig Huber, global lead for results management at Management Sciences for Health(MSH).

PEPFAR and the Global AIDS Response

In 2001, only 100,000 people with AIDS in the developing world had access to antiretroviral drugs (ARVs). According to Dr. Peter Piot, the executive director of UNAIDS, today more than 2.5 million people in the developing world are on ARVs. "All these lives saved are the direct result of the significant increase in the world's commitment to fighting AIDS," he said.

Food Security and Its Impact on International Development and HIV Reduction

"Hunger weakens immune systems, increases vulnerability to disease, and creates a platform for disability," said Jordan Dey, director of the U.S. Relations Office at the World Food Programme (WFP), at an event co-sponsored by the Wilson Center's Global Health Initiative and the Environmental Change and Security Program on October 16, 2006.

Getting Ahead of AIDS: The Long-term Agenda

Since 1981 roughly 65 million people have been infected with HIV, about 25 million have died from AIDS, and 40 million people—the largest number ever—are living with HIV worldwide, according to UNAIDS estimates. Yet, in the history of AIDS, Executive Director of UNAIDS Dr.

Russia and Eurasia in a New Geopolitical Era

“Russia today is in an undesirable strategic situation, and is not prepared to compete with the global world,” said Bruce Parrott, Professor and Director, Russian and Eurasian Studies Program, School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University, and Fellow, Woodrow Wilson Center, at a 13 June 2011 Kennan Institute event. Parrott’s remarks focused on Russia’s geopolitics during the tsarist, Soviet, and post-Soviet periods.

Previewing the OAS General Assembly: Citizen Security in the Americas

The Hon. José Miguel Insulza, Secretary General, Organization of American States; Adam Blackwell, Chief of Multidimensional Security, Organization of American States; Francisco Lloreda, Presidential Counselor for Citizen Security, Colombia; Aminta Granera, Chief of the National Police, Nicaragua (invited); Lynne Anne Williams, CARICOM Implementation Agency for Crime and Security (IMPACS)

A Forum on President Obama's Trip to Latin America

In anticipation of President Barack Obama's trip in March 2011 to Brazil, Chile, and El Salvador, the Latin American Program and the Brazil Institute hosted a discussion with two of the principle architects of U.S. policy in the region. Dan Restrepo, special assistant to the President and senior director for Western Hemisphere Affairs, National Security Council, and Arturo Valenzuela, assistant secretary of state for Western Hemisphere Affairs, Department of State, provided an overview of the objectives of the trip at a March 16, 2011, event at the Wilson Center.

Crime and Violence in Central America: A Human Development Approach

Fifteen years following democratic transitions and the end of civil conflicts, Central America is experiencing more violence than ever.

A Discussion of the Future of the OAS With Secretary General José Miguel Insulza

Following his re-election to a second five-year term as Secretary General of the Organization of American States, José Miguel Insulza addressed the significance the Organization holds today, what topics it should address, and what reforms could be undertaken at a May 11, 2010, seminar co-sponsored with the Inter-American Dialogue, the Center for Strategic and International Studies, and the Brookings Institution.