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Survey of Americans on the U.S. Role in Global Health

This report is based on a survey of Americans on the U.S. role in global health and was designed and analyzed by public opinion researchers at the Kaiser Family Foundation. It was conducted January 26 through March 8, 2009 (before the international outbreak of the H1N1 influenza A virus), among…

Data Note: Predictors of support for increased U.S. spending on global health

One of the key questions explored in the Kaiser Family Foundation Survey of Americans on the U.S. Role in Global Health is the public’s level of support for U.S. government spending to improve health for people in developing countries. The survey found that about two thirds of Americans say current…

Budget Tracker: Status of U.S. Funding for Key Global Health Accounts

This resource provides regularly updated information on the status of U.S. funding for key global health programs throughout the budget and appropriations process. It includes a detailed breakdown of each major account as presented in the President’s budget request and in relevant appropriations bills as they proceed through Congress. It will be updated as needed. 



Mapping the United States Government Engagement in Global Public Health

This background report lays out the United States government’s engagement in global health activities in order to provide a basis for analysis and to help decision makers understand the scope and organization of programs, policies, authorities, funding and coordinating mechanisms that comprise U.S. support for public health abroad. It provides…

New Infographic Compares Ebola To Other Infectious Diseases

Ebola virus has a unique set of characteristics that determine how and why its spreads, and how deadly it can be. To better understand Ebola, a new Kaiser Family Foundation infographic compares it to twelve other infectious diseases that continue to represent public health challenges today and offers five key takeaways…

Ebola Characteristics and Comparisons to Other Infectious Diseases

Ebola virus has a unique set of characteristics that determine how and why its spreads, and how deadly it can be. To better understand Ebola, this infographic compares it to twelve other infectious diseases that continue to represent public health challenges today and offers five key takeaways about the disease.

U.S. Participation in International Health Treaties, Commitments, Partnerships, and Other Agreements

This report provides a comprehensive look at U.S. participation in 50 significant international treaties and agreements that directly or indirectly touch on health issues.

The U.S. role in such agreements has attracted renewed policy attention as a result of the Obama Administration’s Global Health Initiative, which includes a focus on stronger multilateral engagement on global health and development issues. Such international agreements help to establish political and legal commitments, formalize international relationships, and coordinate roles and responsibilities internationally.

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