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The U.S. Global Health Initiative: A Country Analysis

A new report from the Kaiser Family Foundation examines funding and demographic data for countries receiving support under the U.S. Global Health Initiative (GHI), the Obama Administration’s six-year effort aimed at improving the health and lives of people in the developing world.

The new analysis evaluates data from fiscal year 2010 for six programs in the GHI: HIV/AIDS; tuberculosis; malaria; maternal, newborn, and child health; family planning and reproductive health; and nutrition. These six program areas, along with health systems strengthening and neglected tropical diseases, were identified as the key target areas under the GHI when the effort was first announced in 2009.

The report also includes a special spotlight on the eight “GHI Plus” countries, countries selected by the Administration to serve as “learning laboratories.” Seven of these countries — Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Guatemala, Kenya, Malawi, Mali, and Rwanda — receive support in at least five of the six GHI program areas, while the eighth (Nepal) receives support in four areas. Together, the eight countries accounted for one quarter of the total amount of GHI country and regional funding in fiscal year 2010.

Report (.pdf)

Supplemental Charts: GHI Plus Country Funding by Sector (.pdf)