Listen to the GHC Panel, Intro with Nils Daulaire, Stan Bernstein, By Ian on Tuesday, May 30, 2006.
Read: Hands on Health Care. He is president and CEO of the Global Health Council, the world’s largest membership alliance dedicated to advancing policies and programs that improve health around the world. The Council, founded in 1972*, has built a global coalition in more than 100 countries that promotes improvement and equity in health for all the world’s citizens.
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He says: “It is wrong when a woman dies because she cannot afford the basic care that could save her life. And it is socially and politically destabilizing to have a world divided into medical ‘haves’ and ‘have-nots’ “.
Nils Daulaire – USA
He works as President and CEO for the Global Health Council.
Read his Keynote Address at International Conference on Healthcare Resource Allocation for HIV/AIDS.
Before assuming leadership of the Council, Dr. Daulaire served as Senior International Health Advisor for the U.S. Agency for International Development, where he oversaw an integrated global strategy that encompassed programs totaling over $1 billion annually.
As the U.S. government’s top international health expert, Dr. Daulaire developed close personal relationships with health and political leaders around the world. He was the lead U.S. negotiator on health at the Cairo International Conference on Population and Development in 1994, the Beijing World Conference on Women in 1995 and the Rome World Food Summit in 1996. He has represented the U.S. at five World Health Organization (WHO) annual assemblies.
A Phi Beta Kappa and summa cum laude graduate of Harvard College, Dr. Daulaire received his M.D. from Harvard Medical School in 1976 with residency training in family medicine at the University of Colorado. He received his Master’s in Public Health from Johns Hopkins University in 1978. He is board certified in preventive medicine and public health, and is a member of the National Academy of Science’s Institute of Medicine.
Dr. Daulaire’s two decades of fieldwork in maternal and child health included five years’ residence in Nepal, where he served as the senior advisor to the Ministry of Health. He has also served in Mali as a technical advisor on primary health, and has worked extensively in Haiti, Bangladesh, and other low-income countries. He has provided technical assistance to more than 20 countries in all the regions of the world, and speaks seven languages.
He is an expert in child health and survival, having directed multiple pioneering child health research projects, especially in the areas of community-based management of childhood pneumonia and Vitamin A supplementation.
Nils Daulaire has testified before Congress on numerous occasions and has appeared widely in the media as an expert on global health issues. Under his leadership, the Global Health Council has become one of the world’s most respected organizations dedicated to bringing better health to all. (Read all on this page of Global Health).
He says also: Alarm bells have finally caught the attention of reporters, politicians and the public about an issue that has been a continuing concern in public health circles since the 1990s. It’s about time.
We know that a reprise of the devastating global flu pandemic that occurred at the end of World War I is only a matter of WHEN, not IF. We know that all the conditions are right for the next pandemic to circle the globe via commercial jet in days — far faster than the weeks or months needed in the time of ocean liners. We know that the “dry kindling” of highly susceptible populations living crowded together in the developing world’s mega-cities provides the likelihood of an explosive ignition to any such epidemic that would quickly rage out of control. And we know that the world is simply not ready yet to address the challenges that this kind of global outbreak is likely to pose to health, to economies, and even to international security.
The good news is that we may still have time to prepare the world for the next flu pandemic. Hopefully, we will be in the position of engineers proposing to strengthen New Orleans’ dikes years before the hurricanes hit, and we will be listened to. Otherwise, when the next severe influenza begins to spread, we will have little more to offer than did engineers as Hurricane Katrina approached the Gulf Coast: by that time, all they could propose was to head to high ground. Read all on RX for survival).