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Deborah L. Birx, M.D.
Ambassador-at-Large, U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator, U.S. Special Representative for Global Health Diplomacy, U.S. Department of State
Assistant Secretary for International Finance, U.S. Department of the Treasury
Professor of the Practice, and Director of the Institute for Global Health and Development, Brandeis University Chief Economist for Global Health, U.S. Agency for International Development
Deputy Coordinator for Financial and Programmatic Sustainability, Office of the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator and Health Diplomacy
Associate Director for Budget and Financial Accountability, Office of Technical Assistance, U.S. Department of the Treasury
Vice President for Programs, Director of Global Health Policy, Center for Global Development
Please join the U.S. Treasury Department, the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), and CGD for a World’s AIDS Day Event: How Can Finance Ministries Support a Sustainable HIV Response? Together, with some of the country’s leading experts, we will explore how a partnership between the U.S. Treasury Department and PEPFAR will support finance ministries to strengthen the efficiency and effectiveness of the health sector and the fight to end HIV/AIDS. This interactive discussion will address several questions: Why this partnership? How can Treasury support the global health and HIV agenda? What challenges do finance ministries currently face in their engagement in the health sector? And how do we ensure that finance ministries are integrated into structures to monitor resources and expenditures in HIV and the health sector more broadly?
Every year, more than 5 million women, children and adolescents die from preventable conditions, due to a significant financing gap for healthcare for women, children and adolescents, and inadequate incentives for provision and use of quality health services, among other factors. The Global Financing Facility (GFF) in support of Every Woman Every Child is a new approach to sustainable global health financing that is supporting countries’ approaches to financing and investing in the health of their people.
Many practitioners and researchers are grappling with how to better measure women’s and girls’ empowerment in impact evaluations. Which approaches to measuring a complex social outcome like decision-making power should we use, and can we improve on our existing models? When should we use internationally standardized survey questions and when is it better to develop locally tailored ones? Can non-survey instruments pick up useful information that surveys can’t, and when should we think about using them?
Five members of the Zimbabwe Working Group traveled to Harare May 20-25 to meet with the government, opposition leaders, and a wide range of business, religious, and civil society organizations to assess prospects for free and fair elections and for meaningful political and economic reform. Please join us to hear from the delegation as they share their findings and recommendations for US policy.