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15 Years of PEPFAR: Advancing Strategic Health Diplomacy


WHEN: Monday, July 9, 2018 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. ET

WHERE: Newseum Knight Conference Center, 555 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC, 20001

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No program better demonstrates the power of a well-executed global health initiative than the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). PEPFAR’s success over the past fifteen years shows that the potential of global health programs stretches beyond improving health outcomes to also contributing toward U.S. national security objectives.

On July 9, BPC released a new report, Building Prosperity, Stability, and Security Through Strategic Health Diplomacy: A Study of 15 Years of PEPFAR, and held a discussion with Sens. Tom Daschle and Bill Frist and other leaders on the impacts of PEPFAR, the importance of continuing U.S. investments in global health, and how these investments can be one of the country’s most effective diplomatic tools.

Introduction and Opening Remarks

Panel I Discussion 

Panel II Discussion


Sen. Tom Daschle
Co-Founder, BPC
Former Senate Majority Leader

Sen. Bill Frist, M.D.
Senior Fellow, BPC
Former Senate Majority Leader

Gen. (Ret.) Charles Wald
Former Deputy Commander, United States European Command
Co-Chair, National Security Program, BPC

Amb. Deborah Birx, M.D.
U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator & U.S. Special Representative for Global Health Diplomacy

Amb. Mark C. Storella
Former U.S. Ambassador to Zambia

Michael Gerson
Senior Advisor, The ONE Campaign

Charles Holmes, M.D.
Former Deputy U.S. Global AIDS Corrdinator