Global Health Experience To Visit D.C. For The First Time During “Global Health Week On The Hill”

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Global Health Experience To Visit D.C. For The First Time During “Global Health Week On The Hill”

Exhibit and briefings highlight the effectiveness of U.S. global health investments, February 26-March 5
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Global Impact, as secretariat of the Global Health Council and a partner of the Washington Global Health Alliance, alerts you to Global Health Week on the Hill, a collaboration among nine organizations including the Global Health Council.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013 - 11:40am

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Seattle, Wash., Feb. 27, 2013 /3BL Media/ – The Global Health Experience, which drew thousands of visitors in Seattle, makes its first trip to Washington, D.C. this week. Nine organizations are partnering to bring the exhibit to the East Coast in order to draw congressional focus to global health during “Global Health Week on the Hill”, February 26-March 5, 2013. Activities include a public exhibition of the Global Health Experience display in the Rayburn Building foyer, a high-level Congressional staff briefing outlining government funding and creative partnerships, a simulcast of the newly-released Global Burden of Disease Study results featuring Bill Gates, and a Congressional reception in the Global Health Experience exhibit in cooperation with the Congressional Caucuses on Global Health and Effective Foreign Assistance.

“Less than one percent of the federal budget is spent on foreign assistance. At no other time in history have we made the progress we’ve seen in the last ten years,” said Lisa Cohen, Executive Director of the Washington Global Health Alliance. “Now with funding levels in jeopardy, we risk losing critical momentum in the fight against diseases like AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria. WGHA is partnering with an exceptional group of NGOs to creatively highlight the enormous impact foreign assistance has in saving millions of lives around the world.”

Monday’s Congressional staff briefing features Dr. Nils Daulaire, Assistant Secretary for Global Affairs, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS); Rear Admiral Timothy Ziemer, U.S. Global Malaria Coordinator, President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI); Julia Martin, Chief Operations Officer, President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR); Col. Dr. Peter Weina, Deputy Commander, Walter Reed Army Institute of Research and others.  

The Washington Global Health Alliance, along with PATH, the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunizations (GAVI), the UN Foundation’s Nothing But Nets campaign, World Vision, International Medical Corps, the Institute for Health Metrics & Evaluation, the Global Health Council and the Global Health Technologies Coalition created “Global Health Week on the Hill” to highlight the critical role U.S. foreign assistance plays in health, security and diplomatic efforts worldwide.

The Washington Global Health Alliance builds innovative partnerships and promotes, engages and advocates for the global health sector. Learn more, www.wghalliance.org.

Please see below for the complete schedule of events.

Global Health Week on the Hill schedule of events

Tuesday, February 26, 12:00-1:30 PM
Renewing US leadership: Policies to advance global health research
(Event coordinated by the Global Health Technologies Coalition)
Russell Building, Kennedy Caucus Room, SR 325

Monday, March 4, 2:00-7:00 PM
Global Health Experience exhibit open to the public
Rayburn Building Foyer

Monday, March 4, 2:00-4:00 PM
Congressional global health briefing
Rayburn Building, Gold Room, 2168

Panelists:

  • Dr. Nils Daulaire, Assistant Secretary for Global Affairs, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS)
  • Rear Admiral Timothy Ziemer, U.S. Global Malaria Coordinator, President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI)
  • Julia Martin, Chief Operations Officer, President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR)
  • Col. Dr. Peter Weina, Deputy Commander, Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (invited)
  • Dr. Ted Prusik, Senior Vice President, Temptime
  • Luwiza Makukula, RESULTS, Zambian TB-HIV Activist
  • Ann Canavan, Director of Health Policy and Practice, International Medical Corps

Tuesday, March 5, 9:00 AM-7:00 PM
Global Health Experience exhibit open to the public
Rayburn Building Foyer

Tuesday, March 5, 12:00-1:30 PM
Simulcast of new Global Burden of Disease (GBD) study results (invite only)
live stream of Bill Gates and Dr. Christopher Murray’s Seattle launch of new, interactive GBD tool
Rayburn Building, Room 2103

Tuesday, March 5, 5:00-7:00 PM
Congressional global health reception (invite only)
Reception done in cooperation with the Congressional Caucuses on Global Health and Effective Foreign Assistance
Rayburn Building Foyer

 

All questions regarding Global Health Week on the Hill can be directed to Kristen Eddings at the Washington Global Health Alliance: keddings@wghalliance.org or 206.456.9612.

Contact

Kristen Eddings
+1 (206) 456-9612
Washington Global Health Alliance
Keywords: Health & Healthcare | Capitol Hill | Global Health | Global Health Alliance | Global Health Experience | Global Health Week on the Hill

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