How can private health care companies, governments and nonprofits join forces to curb the alarming rise worldwide of people suffering from diabetes, heart disease, cancer and other noncommunicable diseases? Washington Post Live gathered leading public health experts including Julio Frenk, the dean at the Harvard School of Public Health and former director of Mexico’s health ministry, to discuss the best ways to solve the growing health crisis. We heard from those on the ground and new ideas from leaders in the private sector. What are the most promising models for delivering health care in developing nations? What lessons have been learned in the past decade’s fight against HIV/AIDS that can be applied to fighting these chronic diseases that are now far more deadly?
Rafi Ron, Former Director of Security at Tel Aviv Ben Gurion International Airport and the Israeli Airport authority, discussed how different countries' airline regulations are hindering airport efficiency at a Washington Post Live event.
Dr. Ala Alwan pointed out the economic ramifications of NCDs in low income nations.
Moderator Mary Jordan, left, listens as Dr. Julio Frenk, center, makes a point during a panel discussion on global health by top government, corporate and diplomatic professionals at the Washington Post on September 14, 2011 in Washington, DC.
Dr. Julio Frenk Dean, Harvard School of Public Health
Ann Keeling, CEO, International Diabetes Federation, delivers remarks.
Frances Sellers, left, moderates a panel discussion on programs that are working to combat noncommunicable diseases. From left to right, Frances Sellers, The Washington Post; Dr. Al Sommer, Dean Emeritus, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health; Dr. Kelly Henning, Director, International Health Programs, Bloomberg Foundation; Dr. Mark Rosenberg, President and CEO, Task Force for Global Health; and Arturo Sarukhan, Ambassador of Mexico to the United States.
Dr. Kelly Henning, Director, International Health Programs, Bloomberg Foundation, in action in a panel discussions on programs that work.
Dr. Mark Rosenberg, President and CEO, Task Force for Global Health, makes a point on a panel discussing programs that work.
Arturo Sarukhan, Ambassador of Mexico to the United States, makes a point on a panel discussing programs that work.
Nils Daulaire, MD, Director, Office of Global Affairs, Department of Health and Human Services, makes suggestions on public and private partnerships.
Mark Kramer, Co-founder and Managing Director, FSG, makes a point on public and private partnerships.
Dr. John Lechleiter, CEO of Eli Lilly and Company, talks on the Shared Responsibilty panel discussion.
Herb Riband, Vice President of External Affairs International, Medtronic Chair Public Affairs Network for Eucomed, joins the Shared Responsibilty panel discussion.
From left to right, Washington Post Editor Mary Jordan, Sir George Alleyene, Nerissa Cook, Dr. Stephen Morrison, Cristian Baeza and Dr. David Brown speak on the Shared Responsibilty panel discussion.
Dr. Stephen Morrison, Senior Vice President and Director of the Global Health Policy Center for Strategic and International Studies, joins the Shared Responsibilty panel discussion.
Cristian Baeza Director, Health, Nutrition and Population for the World Bank, joins a panel discussion on the future of noncommunicable diseases.
Nerissa Cook, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of International Affairs, U.S. Department of State joins a panel discussion on the future of noncommunicable diseases.
Dr. David Brown, Journalist for the Washington Post, speaks on a panel about the future of noncommunicable diseases.
Sir George Alleyene, Director Emeritus of the Pan American Health Organization, joins a panel discussion on the future of noncommunicable diseases.