GBCHealth Conference 2013: Laurie Garrett On Funding Disease Prevention
Those problems, Garrett argues, are slowly being rectified. Now, the issue is getting the funding back on track to finance the $15 billion replenishment project the Fund is proposing. The Global Fund has put forward a goal of saving 10 million lives and preventing 140-180 million new infections by 2016; they're looking to governments and private donors to help them reach their goal. In the informative, and sometimes controversial, session, the panelists shared their thoughts on why the Fund is in great shape today. With Garrett spearheading the discussion, the audience was given clarification about the points presented, as well as critical background information, to help them decide what their committment to future of the Fund should be.
As the Senior Fellow for Global Health at the Council on Foreign Relations, Garrett is one of America's most trusted voices on global health. She is up-to-date on current hot-topic concerns and presents them in clear and practical keynotes. Injecting a bit of humor into her delivery ensures her presentations are more hopeful than foreboding—and she presents a practical take on responding to new threats to global health.