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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
 
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

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