The Conference on Strategic Health Diplomacy
Today the Bipartisan Policy Center hosted the Conference on Strategic Health Diplomacy at the Newseum in Washington, DC. The Conference launched the BPC’s report The Case for Strategic Health Diplomacy: A Study of PEPFAR (The President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief), which was co-authored by former Senate Majority Leaders and BPC fellows Tom Daschle and Bill Frist, M.D.
The wide-ranging discussion centered around three main topics: the humanitarian effects of PEPFAR and its influence on non-health development indicators in American partners, the benefits of health diplomacy as a tool for America’s military abroad, and the future of global health as a tool for national security. More learnings to come from the discussion, but first some images from the day: