CSIS Conference: A Strategic Approach to Malaria

WASHINGTON, December 5, 2014- The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) Global Health Policy Center will host a day-long conference on the future of global malaria efforts. It will open with a high-level deliberation over the strategic long-term goal of elimination, highlighting the political, financial, and institutional requisites. Full details appear below.

Monday, December 8, 2014
8:45 AM - 4:00 PM
Second Floor Conference Room
CSIS, 1616 Rhode Island Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20036

Credentialed members of the press who wish to attend should email aschwartz@csis.org or click below.


8:45am-9:00am Welcome remarks

Dr. Margaret Chan

Director-General, WHO

Dr. J. Stephen Morrison
Senior Vice President and Director
CSIS Global Health Policy Center

9:00am-10:15am Roundtable: Future Vision for Global Action on Malaria

Dr. Alan Magill
Director, Malaria
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Dr. Bernard Nahlen
Deputy Coordinator
President’s Malaria Initiative

Dr. David J. Smith
Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense
Force Health Protection and Readiness

Dr. J. Stephen Morrison
Senior Vice President and Director
CSIS Global Health Policy Center

10:15am-11:15am Panel: Financing of a Global Elimination Strategy

Dr. Jen Kates
Director of Global Health & HIV Policy
Kaiser Family Foundation

Dr. Mead Over
Senior Fellow
Center for Global Development

Mr. Todd Summers
Senior Adviser
CSIS Global Health Policy Center

Ms. Amy Studdart

Deputy Director and Fellow
William E. Simon Chair in Political Economy

11:15am-12:00pm Break

12:00pm-1:30pm Luncheon: Civilian-Military Cooperation in the Mekong Subregion

RADM Colin Chinn
Command Surgeon
U.S. Pacific Command

Dr. Mark Fukuda
CDC Malaria Advisor
President’s Malaria Initiative, Greater Mekong Subregion

Maj General Vu Quoc Binh
Director General, Military Medical Department
Vietnam People’s Army

Dr. Nipon Chinanonwait
Director, Thai Bureau of Vector Borne Diseases

Dr. Aung Thi
Director, Myanmar National Malaria Control Programme

Dr. Alan Magill

Director, Malaria, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

1:30pm-2:30pm Panel: Evolving Technologies in the Push for Elimination

Dr. Ashley Birkett
Director, PATH Malaria Vaccine Initiative

Dr. Christopher Plowe
Professor, University of Maryland School of Medicine

Mr. Paul LaBarre
Senior Technical Officer, PATH

Dr. Regina Rabinovich

Exxon Mobil Scholar in Residence, Harvard School of Public Health

2:30pm-3:30pm Panel: The Threat of Artemisinin and Pyrethroid Resistance

Dr. Pascal Ringwald
Coordinator, WHO Drug Resistance and Containment Unit

Dr. Fredros Okumu
Research Scientist, Ifkara Health Institute

Dr. Martin Akogbeto
Director, Centre de Recherché Entomologique de Cotonou (CREC)

Dr. S. Patrick Kachur

Chief, CDC Malaria Branch
3:30pm Closing Remarks
The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) is a bipartisan, non-profit organization founded in 1962 and headquartered in Washington, D.C. It seeks to advance global security and prosperity by providing strategic insights and policy solutions to decision makers.