Examining GOP Presidential Candidates’ Global Health Positions

In this article in the online journal Global Health Governance, David Fidler, a professor at the Indiana University Maurer School of Law, writes about the Republican presidential candidates’ positions on global health, saying, “I doubt whether many votes in subsequent GOP primaries will be cast because of global health considerations.” However, “thinking about American conservatism and global health serves as a reminder of the political significance of the nature of U.S. participation as a factor in the vibrancy of global health governance,” Fidler writes, concluding that the positions of the candidates are “interesting to ponder because what President Bush wrought [in creating PEPFAR] forces conservatives to confront global health more seriously than this American tradition of political thought has done before” (1/9).