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Monday, June 14

9:00am EDT

Policy Track: Global Health Budget Landscape
Do you sometimes feel lost trying to navigate the U.S. foreign assistance world to find out what's in global health? Have you ever wondered how much is the total U.S. contribution to global health? What's in it? Then this is the session for you. This session will help you better understand the U.S. global health budget architecture, structure, what the money is used for, and what the civil society response has been to U.S. global health budget.

Monday June 14, 2010 9:00am - 10:30am EDT
Governors Room

2:00pm EDT

Policy Track/Special Session: Costs & Choices: How to Pay Mounting Cost of Global AIDS Response
Over the past five years, the world has made tremendous progress in fighting AIDS - but at the same time costs of the response are skyrocketing and threaten to rise to as much as $30 billion a year, precisely at a time when funding is becoming tight because of the economic recession and competing priorities such as global warming. This raises a series of difficult questions that senior officials from the most affected countries and their international funding partners must urgently answer: How much money will be needed to fight AIDS in the coming years? How big is the price tag for an effective program of prevention, treatment, and orphan care? How can governments in low- and middle-income countries spend their money smarter on AIDS, in order to bring down the number of new infections and extend life-saving treatment? What can be done to make AIDS spending more efficient? Who will pay for AIDS programs in the most affected countries over the next decade? What is the appropriate share of the financing burden for national governments, donors, NGOs, and others? The session will begin with a short overview of the main findings of the report of the aids2031 Costs and Financing task force "Cost and Choices,"

Monday June 14, 2010 2:00pm - 3:30pm EDT
Palladian Ballroom
Tuesday, June 15

11:00am EDT

The Joint Action Plan for Women's and Children's Health - Innovation and Partnerships for Success
Women and children are central to development, yet efforts to achieve Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) relating to their health have fallen short of expectations. The United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is leading a global effort to accelerate progress on women's and children's health through the development of a Joint Action Plan.
The Joint Action Plan for Women's and Children's Health builds on existing agreements and commitments, and challenges all actors to intensify their efforts to improve the health of women and children and achieve the health-related MDGs.
This consultation session at the Global Health Council Conference will introduce the Joint Action Plan and invite comments from a wide range of partners, including governments, UN, NGOs, health care professionals, donors and the private sector.

Tuesday June 15, 2010 11:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Embassy Room

1:00pm EDT

Policy Track: Advocacy Day and Reception

Advocacy Day is back at the GHC conference! You will have an opportunity to showcase your organizations' work and discuss the importance of global health with your Members of Congress during this year's conference. We will devote an afternoon to meetings on Capitol Hill. The purpose of these meetings are to introduce yourselves and your organization to key congressional offices, show them that global health programs work, bring your knowledge and expertise to Capitol Hill, and learn more about Congressional interest areas in global health.

Directly following the Advocacy meetings the Global Health Council's President and CEO Dr. Jeffrey L. Sturchio will present Congressional Awards to Global Health Champions at a reception on Capitol Hill. GHC is also honored to welcome keynote speakers to the reception, including Gerry Elsdon, South African celebrity advocate and survivor of tuberculosis. Join us for this occasion to network with key Congressional representatives and public health professionals while enjoying fine cocktails and hors d'oeuvres to conclude Advocacy Day.

1-1:45 PM: Policy Talking Points - Blue Room, Omni Shoreham Hotel

1:45 PM: Buses to Capitol Hill Leave

2:30-4:30 PM: Hill Meetings - Capitol Hill

5-7 PM: Congressional Awards and Reception - Senate Visitors Center 203/202, Capitol Hill

Advocacy Day is open to all registered conference attendees. Please RSVP by June 9 with your name, organizational affiliation, State and Congressional district (if applicable), and contact e-mail address.

Tuesday June 15, 2010 1:00pm - 7:00pm EDT
Blue Room
Wednesday, June 16

10:30am EDT

Policy Track: Countdown to 2015
In 2005, a collaboration among individuals and institutions produced a report tracking coverage for maternal, newborn and child interventions needed to reach the Millennium Development Goals for maternal and child health (MDGs 4 and 5). This report is being updated this year, and this session will present the new data from this report.

Wednesday June 16, 2010 10:30am - 12:15pm EDT
Blue Room

12:00pm EDT

Policy Track: Congressional Briefing: 'Helping Babies Get to One'
The American Academy of Pediatrics cordially invites you to a briefing on Helping Babies Breathe, a global public-private initiative to reduce infant mortality. Come and be a part of a launch of a new report examining different interventions/approaches for helping newborn babies live until they are the age of one. This event will feature in-country experts from various countries from around the world. Helping Babies Breath (HBB) is an evidence-based curriculum in neonatal resuscitation for use in resource limited areas. The scientific basis for this educational program is the neonatal evidence evaluation of ILCOR (International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation), the evidence base also shared by the Neonatal Resuscitation Program of the American Academy of Pediatrics/American Heart Association. The global curriculum is designed to be used by skilled birth attendants who are responsible for the care of both the woman and the newborn infant at delivery, who may not have assistance from a second trained helper. Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP to jbaumberger@aap.org.

2:00pm EDT

Policy Track: Innovative Financing Mechanisms for Health: What's on the Menu?
In September 2008, the Taskforce on Innovative International Financing for Health Systems was launched to help strengthen health systems in the 49 poorest countries in the world. In May 2009, this taskforce released its recommendations in which it identifies a menu of innovative financing mechanisms to complement traditional aid and bridge the financing gaps that compromise attainment of the health-related Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). This session will explain and debate myriad mechanisms on the table.

Wednesday June 16, 2010 2:00pm - 3:45pm EDT
Hampton Ballroom

2:00pm EDT

Policy Track: Introduction to Global Campaigns on Maternal and Child Health
Over the last few years, global attention to maternal and child health issues grew tenfold. This interest brought about a number of global campaigns focused exclusively on addressing maternal and child health issues. Learn about the unique roles of campaigns such as the Partnership for Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health, White Ribbon Alliance, UK's Maternal Mortality Campaign and more, and learn about how you can get involved.

Wednesday June 16, 2010 2:00pm - 3:45pm EDT
Empire Ballroom
Thursday, June 17

10:30am EDT

Policy Track: Building Capacity for Achieving Health Goals
One of the biggest obstacles to achieving health goals is weak health systems and lack of capacity of organizations to effectively detect and respond to global health threats. This includes building the capacity of civil society, governments, both the public and private sector including but not limited to health professionals. This session will discuss various kinds of capacity building projects and how these projects have contributed to improving health in an area.

Thursday June 17, 2010 10:30am - 12:15pm EDT
Capitol Room

10:30am EDT

Policy Track: Finding Common Ground for Family Planning
This session will explore how one can make family planning acceptable and accessible in developing countries through a common ground approach. It will feature a recent survey of faith-based organizations and family planning and newer publications that have surfaced in the last year.

Thursday June 17, 2010 10:30am - 12:15pm EDT
Hampton Ballroom

3:45pm EDT

Policy Track: Ramping Up Health Worker Production in Resource-Limited Settings
In 2006, the World Health Organization noted that the world needs 4.5 million more workers to meet global health needs. In 2007, a Global Health Workforce Plan was released at the Global Health Workforce forum in Kampala, Uganda. This year marks the half-way mark for the Millennium Development Goals, including health goals. Health goals will not be met by 2015 without an increased health workforce. This session will examine the status of the Global Health Workforce Plan adopted in Kampala Uganda in 2007 and other plans.

Thursday June 17, 2010 3:45pm - 5:30pm EDT
Palladian Ballroom

3:45pm EDT

Policy Track: The U.S. and Multilateral Organizations
Innovation is essential for the improvement of global public health and multilateral institutions are increasingly influential drivers of innovation policy. This panel is composed of a series of presentations that examine how the U.S. Government engages multilateral institutions and encourages innovative public health interventions, programs and research. The presentations will discuss the different structures of multilateral institutions, including the World Health Organization, the G-8, the African Union, Global Fund and UNAIDS, their ability to pass and implement innovation resolutions, and the United States Government's role in the implementation and shaping of policy in the multilateral arena.

Thursday June 17, 2010 3:45pm - 5:30pm EDT
Hampton Ballroom
Friday, June 18

10:30am EDT

Policy Track: The 2010 G8 Agenda: How Does it Link to Health?
This session featuring the University of Toronto and the World Health Organization will examine the G8 agenda and how it links to health. The 2010 G8 agenda includes a focus on maternal and child health issues, food security, climate change, and accountability. Panelists will discuss the critical linkages between the non-health issues and achieving progress in global health.

Friday June 18, 2010 10:30am - 12:00pm EDT
Hampton Ballroom