Past event

Research Event

Tackling AIDS and Building Health Systems: A Balancing Act?

Chatham House, London

Centre on Global Health Security


Dr Simon Rushton, Associate Fellow, Centre on Global Health Security, Chatham House
Dr Mohga Kamal-Yanni, Senior Health and HIV Policy Advisor, Oxfam UK
Dr Alvaro Bermejo, Executive Director, International HIV/AIDS Alliance
Dr Ken Grant, Director, HLSP Institute
Chair: Professor David L Heymann, Head and Senior Fellow, Centre on Global Health Security, Chatham House


To mark World AIDS Day (1 December), a distinguished panel of policy advisors and researchers will take a fresh look at a long-standing debate in global health aid that has pitted the dominant strategy of tackling specific diseases against one that aims instead to strengthen entire health systems. The panellists will discuss how the global institutions central to the fight against HIV and AIDS have increasingly attempted to mix the two approaches and will examine some important underlying political, ethical and practical questions largely neglected in the current debate.