Conversations With America: Global Health in Transition

Posted by DipNote Bloggers
July 5, 2012
Conversations With America: Global Health in Transition

Lois Quam, Executive Director of the Global Health Initiative, will hold a conversation with Jennifer Kates, Vice President and Director for Global Health and HIV Policy, Kaiser Family Foundation and Carolyn Miles, President and CEO, Save the Children, on Global Health in Transition. The discussion will be moderated by Cheryl Benton, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Public Affairs, and will be available for on demand viewing soon on DipNote, the Department of State's official blog.

You are invited to participate by submitting questions, some of which will be selected for response during the taping. Submit your questions below on DipNote and join the ongoing discussion via Twitter using the hashtag #GlobalHealth. Please submit questions via DipNote and Twitter as soon as possible for consideration.

Through Conversations With America, leaders of national non-governmental organizations have the opportunity to discuss foreign policy and global issues with senior State Department officials. These conversations aim to provide candid views of the ways in which leaders from the foreign affairs community are engaging the Department on pressing foreign policy issues.

View other Conversations With America here and by accessing the Conversations With America video podcasts on iTunes.

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Kermit K.
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California, USA
July 5, 2012

Kermit in California writes:

Are we making adequate progress on vaccines for diseases endemic in less developed countries? I know the Naval Medical Research Center has candidate vaccines for malaria and dengue fever in various trials, but how much would such vaccines improve life for adults and children, and how would widespread vaccination, if these trials are successful, be implemented?

jw m.
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North Carolina, USA
July 7, 2012

J.W. in North Carolina writes:

Exactly how are those who cannot pay for health insurance now, pay for this health plan or the penalty?

David B.
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District Of Columbia, USA
July 6, 2012

David in Washington, D.C. writes:

What more can we do to ensure children are screened for something most people wrongly think was wiped out in the 19th century, ie tuberculosis? TB accounted for 7.1% of deaths among children under 5 yrs and 20% of deaths among children 5-18 yrs in latest hospital survey in South Africa. In Zambia active TB was found in 25% of HIV+ and in 18% of HIV- children who died of pneumonia.

Georg
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Australia
July 9, 2012

Georg in Australia writes:

Slowly but sure - kids / teenage / young adults OBEZITY and subsequently diabetes type 2 becomes a GLOBAL problem. Should we reasess our standards of health and treat OBEZITY as a chronic disease ?

Reza C.
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Guyana
July 9, 2012

Reza C. in Guyana writes:

How do we get involved in the Golobal Health innitiative with the USAID as a healthcare educational institution? Thank you.

Reza C.
Dean, School of Medicine
Greenheart Medical University
Georgetown, Guyana
South America

Montrelle C.
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North Carolina, USA
July 9, 2012

Montrelle C. in North Carolina writes:

Thanks for the opportunity to participate in this ever-evolving discussion. My questions are:

1. How will the current situation with the underemployment of American citizens integrate with the current demands of universal healthcare?

2. If obese citizens are expected to pay higher premimums, will higher premimums be extended to smokers, those who drink alcohol, and citizen with pre-existing health conditions as well?

3. Will manufacturers and/or producers of food for consumption for the public incur some liability for citizens' healthcare cost, since there are known cancer-causing ingredients in foods distributed for mass production to the public?

4. How often will healthcare policies be reviewed, and will citizens be allowed to engaged in these policy reviews?

Herns E.
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New York, USA
July 9, 2012

Herns E. in New York writes:

The fight against Cholera,Typhoid,Hepatitis A, and chronic diarrhea remains serious in Haiti. From my experience,the Bio-Sand water filter is a remedy to all these illnesses.FHED-INC a 501 (c)3 International Relief from Brooklyn has been working in Haiti since 2000 and just built a Bio-Sand Filter factory in Bino Lapointe Leogane designed to provide safe drinking water to the entire population. Can the State Department support FHED-INC in its endeavors to provide clean potable water for Haiti through the Bio-Sand water project?

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