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Obama’s Mention Of Global Research In SOTU Should Be Viewed ‘As A Win’

Lauren Reliford, an advocacy associate at PATH, discusses President Obama’s recent State of the Union address in the DefeatDD.org blog. “…In an age where policy issues are in constant competition for attention from our leaders, the global community should acknowledge that the U.S. president made note of global research in a largely domestic speech. As I listened last night, I was encouraged by this recognition. I hope that the global health community saw this as a win as well, and believe that we should celebrate the fact that our messages are resonating with policymakers and galvanize us to do more to influence policymakers to make strong investments in global health, and particularly in innovation” (1/30).