Debate: Global Health Funding for HIV/AIDS – Liveblog & Webcast

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Debate: Global Health Funding for HIV/AIDS – Liveblog & Webcast
July 23, 2012 6:30 pm
July 23, 2012 8:30 pm
July 19, 2012
Word Bank
United States

As growing evidence attests to the impact of the global economic crisis on development aid, it has become more important to allocate and utilize development assistance as efficiently and effectively as possible. Governments, development agencies, civil society organizations, communities of people living with HIV/AIDS, and others need the best evidence and knowledge available to make development dollars go further.

As part of the XIX International AIDS Conference, held in Washington, D.C., from July 22-27, 2012, the World Bank, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)/PEPFAR and The Lancet will co-host a debate on global health funding allocations for HIV/AIDS, on Monday, July 23, 2012, from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm, at World Bank headquarters.

The event will feature a panel of renowned thought leaders in HIV/AIDS and development economics, who will debate for and against the motion: “Continued AIDS investments by donors and governments is a sound investment, even in a resource-constrained environment.”

Participants will include:
- Jim Yong Kim | President, World Bank Group (opening remarks)
- Rajiv Shah | Administrator, USAID (opening remarks)
- Festus Mogae | Former President of Botswana (opening remarks)

Richard Horton | Editor, The Lancet (moderator)
- Charles Holmes | Chief Medical Officer and Director of Research & Science, Office of the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator (debate introduction)
- Jeffrey Sachs | Economist and Director, The Earth Institute, Columbia University (panelist FOR the motion)
- Michel Sidibé | Executive Director, UNAIDS (panelist FOR the motion)
- Roger England | Chair, Health Systems Workshop, Grenada (panelist AGAINST the motion)

- Mead Over | Senior Fellow, Center for Global Development (panelist AGAINST the motion)

- David Serwadda | Dean, Makerere University Medical School, Uganda (summary remarks)
- Eric Goosby | U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator (closing remarks)

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