A panel discussion on the U.S. and Mexico response to the COVID-19 pandemic and implications for future preparedness in both countries. This event was hosted in partnership with UCSF Institute for Global Health Sciences and moderated by Ben Plumley.
As the COVID crisis continues in India and South Asia, the Bay Area partners came together to get reports directly from people directly impacted in India, and to identify the best ways institutions and individuals can support existing, effective responses that are reaching LGBTQ communities, in line with India’s foreign contributions laws. You can join us, alongside SFCHC and other other community-based organizations by watching our recorded discussion on the impact of COVID-19 on India’s LGBTQI communities.
A virtual Policy Briefing with Chris Collins, President and CEO of Friends of the Global Fight and formerly with UNAIDS, amfAR, and Rep. Nancy Pelosi. This year has been described as a year of great transition, but what’s actually happening? What have we learned from COVID and what are the plans on the table to react to that — in the US and elsewhere? Are we going to continue to under invest in global health or are we truly at a “change moment”?
Policy Briefing with Global Health Council’s President and CEO Elisha Dunn-Georgiou | October 19, 2021
Elisha Dunn-Georgiou, the new President and CEO of Global Health Council, joined us for a conversation and update on policy and funding issues on Capitol Hill, at UNGA and following President Biden’s recent COVID Summit, where she joined leaders in committing to end the COVID-19 pandemic. She gave her observations from DC and answered questions on the political state of global health, in this critical time.
Academic Integration into Pandemic Preparedness and Response Planning Workshop: Livestream (April 26-28, 2022)
As we enter the third year of the pandemic, UC Davis Grand Challenges, Healthy Davis Together, and Bay Area Global Health Alliance are reflecting with pride on how our communities have jumped in to help mitigate the devastating consequences of COVID-19 locally, nationally, and globally. Together, we will develop a roadmap for academic integration in pandemic preparedness and response planning that influences the future of public health. Join the live-streamed plenary sessions to hear from leaders, changemakers, and cross-sector partners to begin charting the course for a healthier, safer future.
Global health professionals from academia, NGOs, tech, biotech and other private sector partners gathered for the Alliance’s Annual Meeting on Monday, May 16, at UCSF. Amy Lin, acting director of USAID’s Center for Innovation and Impact, discussed the future of the global health sector in a fireside chat moderated by PHI president and BAGHA board chair Mary Pittman. Their conversation was followed by a series of flash talks on the state of global health financing and investments from representatives from the Hewlett Foundation, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation. The meeting concluded with highlights on the state of the Alliance and key partnerships.
On October 13, the Bay Area Global Health Alliance and the Center for Global Health Innovation brought together premier global health advocacy organizations Global Health Council, Global Health Technologies Coalition, and Friends of the Global Fight Against AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria to update members on the US government’s global health budget, the impact of the pandemic on policy, new initiatives to spur innovation, and how to elevate equity in the global health agenda. Learn more.
On November 15, UCSF Institute for Global Health Sciences and the Bay Area Global Health Alliance co-hosted a virtual roundtable discussion on how to prevent the next pandemic. The online conversation featured award-winning science writer and author Laurie Garrett with: Jonna Mazet – Vice Provost, Grand Challenges, UC Davis; Chancellor’s Leadership Professor of Epidemiology and Disease Ecology, Larry Brilliant – physician and epidemiologist, CEO of Pandefense Advisory, senior counselor at the Skoll Foundation and a CNN Medical Analyst, Thu Do – Director, Medical Affairs, Global Patient Solutions, Gilead Sciences, and Paul Wesson – Assistant Professor, Epidemiology & Biostatistics, School of Medicine, UCSF (serving as moderator). Learn more.
The COVID-19 pandemic and the associated infodemic – the abundance of information, both true and false, spreading at unprecedented speed and scale – has created myriad challenges for public health professionals. In this webinar, speakers from Alliance member UC Berkeley’s School of Public Health will discuss their view that information environments are social determinants of health and describe their vision for how local infodemiologists – field epidemiologists for the infodemic – can begin addressing misinformation and building healthy information environments in their communities.
Unbiased metagenomics hold considerable promise in our ability to rapidly detect and respond to emerging infectious disease threats. The scientists at the Chan Zuckerberg (CZ) Biohub and UCSF are working to improve scale and access to next- generation sequencing tools around the globe. Two colleagues from CZ Biohub and UCSF will join Alliance member UCSF to talk about their work.
Alliance member UCSF invites you to a CPPR conversation series/IGHS grand rounds hosted by the Center for Pandemic Preparedness and Response and the Institute for Global Health Sciences at UCSF featuring two globally renowned infectious disease doctors, Anthony Fauci, MD, and Eric Goosby, MD. This is a unique opportunity to hear from two medical giants with extensive experience in the management and containment of infectious disease outbreaks.
Join Alliance member UCSF for a conversation with infectious disease doctor Monica Gandhi. She’ll discuss her new book, Endemic: A Post-Pandemic Playbook, which addresses the importance of biomedical advances and harm reduction strategies in ensuring equitable responses to current and future pandemics. Dr. Monica Gandhi is an expert in infectious diseases, specializing particularly in the care of patients with HIV and AIDS.
“This year’s World Health Assembly represents a pivotal moment to advance policy reforms to deliver a more fit-for-purpose, equitable research and development (R&D) ecosystem,” stated the Global Health Technologies Coalition. To accelerate global health innovation and deliver health for all, they recommend WHO member states “take collective action now to establish more inclusive, globally distributed R&D systems and approaches.” Other Alliance members also attending WHA76 include Baraka Impact Finance, Cross-Border Impact Ventures, Gilead Sciences, Global Health Council, Google, Living Goods, Meta, PATH, Pathfinder International, Pfizer, PSI, ReSurge International, and Viamo.
PSI: Addressing Mis- and Disinformation in Global Health: A Conversation for Collective Action Across Digital Media
Join Alliance member PSI, the Yale Institute for Global Health, and the UK Mission in Geneva, United Nations on May 20, 6:00pm – 8:00pm CEST for an in-person panel discussion at the 76th World Health Assembly in Geneva, Switzerland. The discussion will focus on social and behavior change communication for pandemic preparedness and future infodemic management in the context of digital media platforms.
DEVEX Checkup @ WHA76: With member sponsors Global Health Technologies Coalition, Gilead Sciences and MSD for Mothers
Join Alliance members Global Health Technologies Coalition, Gilead Sciences, and MSD for Mothers for the in-person and virtual DEVEX Checkup at the 76th World Health Assembly in Geneva, Switzerland. DEVEX will convene leaders in global health to discuss the lingering pandemic emergency and long-term effects of COVID-19, preparations for the next global health threat, and the innovation necessary to move the needle on access to medicines and quality health care worldwide.
Join Alliance member UCSF Pandemic Initiative for Equity and Action for a conversation with Resolve to Save Live’s Amanda McClelland. Amanda will join UCSF to talk about Resolve’s work building country capacity to prevent future pandemics, including the 7-1-7 target for outbreak detection and control. Mike Reid, MD, MA, MPH will serve as moderator for the conversation.
Join Alliance member UCSF’s Pandemic Initiative for Equity and Action for a webinar on the role of exposure notifications for future pandemic response. During the COVID-19 pandemic, more than 40 countries and 28 US states deployed the Google-Apple Exposure Notification (EN) smart-phone system. Malekinejad and Skehan will discuss EN’s potential utility for responding to outbreaks of similar infectious diseases.
Join Alliance member Global Health Council to learn about the upcoming 78th United Nations General Assembly (UNGA78), its purpose, processes, procedures, and pathways for Civil Society (CS) engagement. This webinar will also provide opportunities to discuss the calendar of events for UNGA 8, the High-Level Meetings (HLMs) and other post-HLM activities.
PATH and CEPI Strengthen Partnership to Accelerate Development of Vaccines Against Diseases with Epidemic or Pandemic Potential
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