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Former U.S. Official Speaks About Evolution Of Global Health, U.S. Policy At AAAS Lecture

Science: Global health shifts to local experts with global partners
“…Jimmy Kolker, now a visiting scholar at the American Association for the Advancement of Science’s Center for Science Diplomacy … was the assistant secretary for global affairs at the U.S. Health and Human Services Department, a position to which he brought experience as the former ambassador to Burkina Faso from 1999 to 2002 and later to Uganda from 2002 to 2005. Kolker traced the evolution of global health on 4 May as part of the AAAS-Hitachi Lecture on Science and Society, at AAAS’s Washington, D.C., headquarters. … U.S. funding for international health security is being squeezed, Kolker added, including programs designed to assist emerging economies to meet World Health Organization standards to prevent and respond to global health emergencies…” (Hoy, 5/25).

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