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The U.S. Government and Global Tuberculosis

This fact sheet explains the U.S. government’s role in addressing the global tuberculosis (TB) epidemic, including the history of U.S. involvement and funding trends.

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…

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.

The U.S. Global Health Initiative: Issues and Perspectives

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.

TB Silent Killer: FRONTLINE Documentary and Panel Discussion

The Kaiser Family Foundation convened a public forum to take stock of the global health challenge presented by TB, to examine the limitations and challenges of current treatment options, their limitations and challenges, and to discuss the search for new and better TB drugs and other tools. The event began with a screening of a short segment of a new FRONTLINE television documentary, TB Silent Killer, which focuses on the Southern African nation of Swaziland, the country with the world’s highest incidence of TB, and delivers a portrait of the people living at the pandemic’s epicenter.