Lancet Commentary: The U.S. Global Health Initiative: Where Does It Stand?

This article explores the current state of the U.S. Global Health Initiative (GHI). The GHI, announced by President Obama shortly after taking office, represents the bulk of the U.S. global health budget for activities in more than 80 countries. It examines the successes and challenges experienced by the GHI in the three years since it was announced, including issues with its funding and leadership structure, as well as difficulties posed by the global economic crisis.

Authored by the Foundation’s Jennifer Kates and Joshua Michaud, the piece was published as a commentary in the May 26, 2012 issue of The Lancet.