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Town Hall Forum: GHI Executive Director Lois Quam on the Future of the Global Health Initiative

Town Hall Forum: GHI Executive Director Lois Quam on the Future of the Global Health Initiative

On March 1, 2011, the Kaiser Family Foundation hosted a town hall-style forum with Lois Quam, the newly appointed Executive Director of the Global Health Initiative (GHI), to listen to global health community perspectives on the progress of the initiative to date and discuss what the future of the U.S. global health policy might look like. The hour-long session was moderated by Jen Kates, Vice President and Director, Global Health & HIV Policy, Kaiser Family Foundation. During the town hall session, Director Quam took questions from the audience.

The Global Health Initiative (GHI), launched by the Obama Administration in May 2009, is an effort by the United States government to coordinate most of its global health activities under one umbrella. The GHI builds upon existing U.S. programs and expands work in other areas, focusing on improving health outcomes in the areas of HIV/AIDS, malaria, tuberculosis, neglected tropical diseases, maternal health, child health, nutrition, and family planning and reproductive health, as well as strengthening underlying health systems.

Event Date

Mar 01, 2011