The Lancet Examines U.S. Global Health Leadership Under Next President
The Lancet: U.S. global health leadership hangs on election result
“Americans will choose their next president in less than three weeks and yet some global health experts still wonder what would happen to the international health programs that the USA has championed in recent decades if the Republican contender, Donald Trump, is elected. The uncertainty comes despite the Ebola virus and Zika virus threats that made global health into front-page news. Trump’s opponent, Democrat Hillary Clinton, has 30 years of political experience that includes representing New York State in the Senate, and serving as President Barack Obama’s Secretary of State. She has a record of support for health programs for women and children, said Jennifer Kates, vice president and director of global health and HIV policy at the Kaiser Family Foundation…” (Jaffe, 10/22).