This fact sheet provides a snapshot of global maternal and child health (MCH) and examines the U.S. government’s role in addressing MCH worldwide, including current programs, funding, and key issues.
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The U.S. government has a long history of supporting global efforts to improve nutrition and is the largest donor to nutrition efforts in the world. This brief provides an overview of U.S. support for nutrition, including trends in funding and top country recipients and places the U.S. within the larger context of overall donor support for the sector.
The U.S. government has a long history of supporting efforts to improve the health of women and families around the world. While many U.S. programs address women and family health generally, several are focused on them directly, including: maternal and child health (MCH), which includes immunization activities; family planning and reproductive health (FP/RH); and nutrition. This overview paper presents key findings for accompanying papers examining U.S funding for each of these sectors. They look at funding trends over time, the top country recipients of aid, the share of funding provided to the sector within the larger U.S. global health funding portfolio, and the role of the U.S. as a donor in the context of overall donor support.
There is a groundswell of activity in local communities to support healthier lifestyles and help people make long-lasting and sustainable changes that can reduce their risk for chronic diseases. A number of provisions in the health reform law are aimed directly at improving population health by addressing conditions where Americans…
This April 2010 webcast features a discussion of issues and challenges for the Obama Administration’s Global Health Initiative and features three senior-level officials involved in the initiative, as well as outside perspectives of the challenges it faces.
Many large employers offer financial incentives to their employees to exercise regularly, improve their diets, lose weight and quit smoking. Health reform proposals would write some of these incentives into law. But some patient advocates say that, depending on how the incentives are structured, they can make coverage more expensive…