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The G-8 and the Obama Administration: What Happened on the Global Health Initiative and New Food Security Effort?

This briefing co-sponsored by the Kaiser Family Foundation and the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) Global Health Policy Center examined the outcomes arising from the Group of Eight (G-8) summit in Italy in July 2009 relating to key global health issues, particularly the Obama Administration’s new Global Health Initiative and its newly launched global food security strategy.

Donor Funding for Health in Low – and Middle – Income Countries, 2001-2007

Donor governments, including the United States and European nations, provide the bulk of international funding for health in low- and middle- income countries each year. Despite significant increases in such funding, however, it still falls short of need as estimated by the World Health Organization’s Commission on Macroeconomics and Health.…

Expanded U.S. University Engagement in Global Health

The Center for Strategic and International Studies Global Health Policy Center sponsored this event featuring Dr. Michael H. Merson, director of the Duke Global Health Institute, to discuss the unprecedented surge of attention and growth in global health programs on university campuses across the United States.

Learning to Live in a World with the H1N1 Pandemic

On June 30, 2009, the CSIS Global Health Policy Center and the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, in partnership with the Congressional Global Health Caucus, sponsored a briefing on the current H1N1 flu outbreak.

The U.S. Strategy For Combating Malaria Around the World: Looking Forward

The Kaiser Family Foundation held a briefing on June 17, 2009, to examine the U.S. government’s role in addressing malaria moving forward, including its strategic options for reducing the impact of the disease, and the current status of the development of the comprehensive malaria strategy.

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…

U.S. Global Health Policy: In Focus “IOM Final Report on the U.S. Commitment to Global Health”

During this webcast, members of the Institute of Medicine’s committee on the U.S. Commitment to Global Health discussed the committee’s final report that concluded that the U.S. government and U.S.-based foundations, universities, nongovernmental organizations, and commercial entities have an opportunity to improve global health and provided specific recommendations for how these groups should proceed.

Pulling it Together: About Kaiser Health News

There is lots of apocalyptic talk these days about the collapse of the newspaper industry and the challenges facing news organizations.  There is even talk of the unimaginable, my hometown paper The Boston Globe shutting down. Surely they know that Red Sox Nation cannot exist without the Globe Sports pages.…