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The U.S. Government Engagement in Global Health: A Primer

This primer provides basic information about global health and U.S. government programs that address global health. The first several sections provide an overview of the field of global health and describe current global health issues. The subsequent sections describe U.S. government support for global health, from the programs the government supports, to the organization of the U.S. response, the budgets and financing of U.S. global health programs, and the U.S. government’s relationship with multilateral institutions and international partners.

U.S. Funding for Global Health: The President’s FY 2014 Budget Request

This fact sheet provides an overview of the President’s Fiscal Year 2014 budget plan for the U.S. Global Health Initiative (GHI), an effort to develop a comprehensive U.S. government strategy for global health. It includes breakouts by sector and budget trend data.

Lancet Commentary: The U.S. Global Health Initiative: Where Does It Stand?

This article explores the current state of the U.S. Global Health Initiative (GHI). The GHI, announced by President Obama shortly after taking office, represents the bulk of the U.S. global health budget for activities in more than 80 countries. It examines the successes and challenges experienced by the GHI in…

The U.S. Global Health Initiative (GHI)

This fact sheet looks at the components of the Global Health Initiative (GHI), a U.S.-based effort to develop a comprehensive, government-wide strategy for global health focused on the health challenges and needs of those in low- and middle-income countries. March 2012 (.pdf) Previous Versions: January 2012 (.pdf) February 2011 (.pdf)

The Women, Girls, and Gender Equality Principle of the U.S. Global Health Initiative (GHI): Assessment of the GHI Plus Country Strategies

This report assesses how countries are responding to a U.S. Global Health Initiative (GHI) principle to address women, girls and gender equality. The report examines country strategies for seven of the eight “GHI Plus” nations: Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Guatemala, Kenya, Mali, Malawi, and Nepal. (The eighth, Rwanda, had not yet completed…

How is the U.S. Global Health Initiative Changing What Happens in the Field?

The Kaiser Family Foundation held a May 25 briefing to explore the rollout of the U.S. government’s Global Health Initiative (GHI) on the ground, with a particular focus on the recently released GHI country-level strategies. The briefing examined progress and challenges in translating the GHI in the field and next…