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Trump Administration Should Consider 5 Key Areas To Continue U.S. Global Health Leadership

Huffington Post: 5 Ways The Trump Administration Can Maintain U.S. Leadership In Global Health
Jeffrey L. Sturchio, president & CEO of Rabin Martin

“…The new administration has an opportunity to continue U.S. leadership in global health through smart policy and efficient coordination of the investments allocated by Congress. Here are five key areas to consider: Protect hard-won gains in global health. … Increase investments in addressing the increasing challenge of non-communicable diseases (NCDs). … Support universal health coverage (UHC). … Explore new models for partnerships. … Make the case for investments in health. … As the development community contemplates the prospect of working with a new U.S. administration, we have the responsibility to support the incoming leadership in assessing and implementing policy priorities and programs in global health. We can do this by fostering collaboration, lending our expertise, sharing technical knowledge, and leveraging convening power to inform decisions and identify new solutions. … The work of improving the health of people around the world is critical to U.S. national interests by making the world more prosperous and more secure. … We have an opportunity over the coming months to help shape a new agenda and maintain the tradition of bipartisan U.S. leadership on global health issues” (11/18).

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