September 10, 1998
CHICAGO -- Former Clinton administration official and international health authority Nils Daulaire, MD, MPH, will address healthcare as a cornerstone of globalization during a keynote address at the Second International Conference on Healthcare Resource Allocation for HIV/AIDS and Other Life-Threatening Illnesses. The conference, which is sponsored by the International Association of Physicians in AIDS Care (IAPAC), takes place Nov. 15-18, 1998, at the Marriott CasaMagna Hotel in Cancún, Mexico.
"As we tackle the issue of global healthcare, we must address the rush to globalization, the marginalization of people who comprise an untouchable 'Fourth World' of poverty, isolation and misery, and the need for a visionary yet cautionary look at the coming global society of the new millennium," said José Zuniga, Conference Secretary and IAPAC's Deputy Director. "With decades of experience to his credit, Dr. Daulaire will help us focus international attention on healthcare in the big picture of globalization."
Daulaire, who is currently President and CEO of the Washington, D.C.-based National Council for International Health, was the U.S. government's leading authority on international health as Senior Health Advisor to the U.S. Agency for International Development. In his capacity as the Clinton administration's senior international health expert, Daulaire 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 also represented the United States at the last five World Health Organization (WHO) Annual Assemblies.
A summa cum laude graduate of Harvard College, Daulaire received his medical degree at Harvard Medical School. He received his Master's in Public Health from Johns Hopkins University. Daulaire's two decades of field work has included five years' residence in Nepal, where he served as the senior health advisor to the Ministry of Health and chief of party for USAID's Integrated Health and Family Planning Service Project. He has also worked extensively in western Mali and Haiti, and has provided technical assistance in more than 20 countries.
The Second International Conference on Healthcare Resource Allocation for HIV/AIDS and Other Life-Threatening Illnesses is an annual gathering of physicians, economists, ethicists, government and private sector representatives, and those affected by life-threatening illnesses to explore solutions to the global crisis in access to healthcare. This year's conference is coordinated in association with Mexico's Consejo Nacional Para la Prevencion y Control del SIDA (CONASIDA), Harvard AIDS Institute, Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO), and the World Bank.
Other featured presenters include Conference Chair Patricia Uribe, MD, of CONASIDA; the World Bank's Martha Ainsworth and Debrework Zewdie; Awa Coll-Seck, MD, and Joseph Saba, MD, of UNAIDS; Hoosen Coovadia, MD, a South African pediatrician and Chair of the 13th International AIDS Conference in 2000; Charles Farthing, MD, who is spearheading IAPAC's controversial Live-Attenuated HIV Vaccine Initiative; and Fernando Zacharias, MD, Coordinator of PAHO's AIDS/STD Program.
Among the issues to be discussed during the 3-day conference are: challenges of providing limited access to AIDS drugs in less-industrialized nations; global challenges to childhood healthcare; economic challenges of European Monetary Union requirements on healthcare infrastructures in Europe; healthcare as a human right; ethical and economic perspectives on commercial sex tourism; response by the pharmaceutical industry in furnishing free/discounted drugs; measuring the healthcare impact of the U.S. embargo on Cuba; and a dialogue between Africa and Asia on HIV/AIDS.
To obtain a conference program or to register for the conference, you may do so by accessing IAPAC's Web site at http://www.iapac.org; faxing your request to the Conference Secretariat at (312) 419-7079; or e-mailing your request to email@example.com. Media registration is available by calling Israel Ceballos, Special Projects/Conference Coordinator, at (312) 419-7138.
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The International Association of Physicians in AIDS Care (IAPAC) represents 5,500 physicians and healthcare professionals in 42 countries. IAPAC is devoted to crafting and implementing global strategies to better the lives of all people affected by HIV and AIDS. More information about IAPAC is available on the association's Web site, www.iapac.org.