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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.
In this May post for the journal Women’s Health Issues, Alina Salganicoff, Usha Ranji and Laurie Sobel explore Medicaid’s role in providing health coverage for women over the past 50 years and outline key issues going forward. The post is now available here.
This fact sheet provides a snapshot of global polio eradication efforts and examines the U.S. government’s role in addressing polio worldwide, including current programs, funding, and key issues.
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.
This fact sheet examines the U.S. government’s role in international family planning and reproductive health worldwide, including the history of U.S. government involvement, current programs and funding, and key issues.
This fact sheet examines the GAVI Alliance (also known as GAVI), an independent, public-private partnership and multilateral funding mechanism that aims to increase access to immunization in poor countries. The fact sheet also explores the role that the U.S. government plays in supporting the partnership.
This budget analysis reviews U.S. funding for global health programs included in the fiscal year 2016 Budget Request released on February 2, 2015.
The FY15 Omnibus Appropriations Act contains $5.4 billion in emergency funding to address the Ebola crisis – a significant increase in total U.S. support for global health. Aside from the additional funding for Ebola, global health funding remained essentially flat at $9.2 billion, according to a new Kaiser Family Foundation…
This budget analysis reviews U.S. funding for global health programs in the FY15 Omnibus Appropriations bill, signed into law by the President on December 16, 2014.