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.
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This fact sheet provides a snapshot of global neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) and examines the U.S. government’s role in addressing NTDs worldwide, including current programs, funding, and key issues.