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The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

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

Presently, U.S. support for global health involves many different U.S. government departments and agencies, Congressional committees, initiatives, and funding streams. As a multi-pronged, multi-billion dollar investment that targets a myriad of global health challenges, countries, and stakeholders, the U.S. global health response is complex. This primer provides basic information about…

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The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Donor Funding for Health in Low- & Middle-Income Countries, 2002-2010

This report tracks the most recently available data on funding from donor governments, including the United States, and from multilateral institutions for health in low- and middle-income countries. The report examines funding data through 2010 for a variety of health efforts, including malaria, AIDS and HIV, family planning, basic health…

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What’s Next for U.S. Global Health Diplomacy? A Town Hall Forum with Ambassador Eric Goosby

At 9:30 a.m. ET on Thursday, Feb. 28, the Kaiser Family Foundation will host a town hall-style forum with Ambassador Eric Goosby, the newly named head of the State Department’s new Office of Global Health Diplomacy as well as U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator, to explore the goals and objectives of the new office. The office is intended to guide diplomatic efforts to advance the United States’ global health mission to improve and save lives and foster sustainability. The hour-long session will be moderated by Jen Kates, a Foundation Vice President and Director of Global Health and HIV Policy.

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The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Kaiser Poll Finds Bipartisan Support For Spending On Global Health

Public Believes Much Aid Is Lost To Corruption MENLO PARK, Calif. – Two-thirds of Americans say that the U.S. is spending too little or about the right amount on global health with one in five saying spending is too high, according to a new Kaiser Family Foundation survey on the public’s views of global…

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Americans Remain Wary of “Foreign Aid” But Are More Supportive of Spending to Improve Health Abroad

Latest Survey Probes Public’s Knowledge and Views of U.S. Role in Global Health MENLO PARK, Calif. – While many Americans hold misconceptions and negative views of “foreign aid” in general, they are more supportive of such efforts when described more specifically as “improving health in developing countries,” according to a new survey by…

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The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

The U.S. Government Response to Global Neglected Tropical Diseases

This fact sheet looks at the U.S. government’s policy and funding for Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs), a group of parasitic and bacterial tropical infections that primarily affect the most impoverished and vulnerable populations in the world.

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The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Views on the U.S. Role in Global Health Update: Chartpack

This is a chartpack of a survey that builds on the Foundation’s previous survey work in measuring Americans’ attitudes toward U.S. global health investments and priorities. The survey tracks some questions that were asked earlier in 2009, and delves into some new questions about specific areas of global health spending…

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The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

The Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) and Global Health

This fact sheet describes the functions, governance, funding, and approach of the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), a U.S.government corporation established to promote economic growth and poverty reduction by financing development efforts through country-led compacts in low and middle income countries, with a particular focus on MCC’s engagement in global health.

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The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

The U.S. Global Health Initiative: Overview & Budget Analysis

In April 2010, the Foundation issued a policy brief examining key issues affecting the U.S. Global Health Initiative (GHI). This policy brief and chartpack provide a detailed breakdown of the U.S. budget for the global health programs in President Obama’s GHI, announced in May 2009. In addition, the regularly updated Budget…

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The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Health in Haiti and the U.S. Government Involvement

This fact sheet profiles the health status of Haiti prior to the devastating earthquake that hit the island nation on January 12, 2010. It reviews the major U.S. government global health and development programs operating in Haiti and examines the U.S. response to the quake and the future health challenges…

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