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Friends Blog Post Examines Benefits Of U.S. Investments In Bilateral, Multilateral Global Health Programs

Friends of the Global Fight: New study: U.S. global health investments see major payoffs
Katie Broendel, senior communications manager at Friends, discusses a recently published “PLOS Medicine study that found that U.S. investments in the fight against malaria have saved the lives of nearly two million children in sub-Saharan Africa.” She notes, “Bilateral programs like PMI team up with public-private partnerships like the Global Fund to create even more impact,” adding, “Global health investments, including PMI, PEPFAR, and the Global Fund, among others, make up only a quarter of one percent of the U.S. federal budget. Budget cuts to these programs and the larger foreign assistance account could have devastating outcomes…” (6/28).

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