CSIS Podcast Features Episodes Discussing Outlook For International Family Planning, Preventing HIV In Adolescent Girls, Young Women In Malawi

Center for Strategic & International Studies’ “Take As Directed”: The London Summit and the Outlook for International Family Planning
Janet Fleischman, senior associate at the CSIS Global Health Policy Center, speaks with Beth Schlachter, executive director of FP2020, about the achievements of and challenges to the FP2020 partnership meeting its goals. Schlachter “stressed the importance of continued U.S. leadership in family planning, both in its bilateral assistance and in technical support at the country level, and her concerns about the global impact that would result if the U.S. abandons this role” (8/2).

Center for Strategic & International Studies’ “Take As Directed”: Why Preventing HIV in Adolescent Girls and Young Women Is Critical for Malawi
Fleischman speaks with Virginia Palmer, U.S. ambassador to Malawi, about the nation’s efforts to control HIV through the DREAMS initiative. Palmer “emphasized the importance of empowering [adolescent girls and young women] with education, health, and community interventions. Such an approach is necessary to curb the HIV crisis in Malawi, which in turn impacts all other U.S. development programs, and ultimately global health security” (7/26).