U.S. Investment In Global Health Essential To U.S. Diplomacy, Economy, National Security

The Hill: Global health is good business — Trump should get in the prosperity
Chris Collins, president of Friends of the Global Fight Against AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria

“…America’s investment in global health is one area that should stand outside the political fray. … [C]ontinued and increased investment in global health provides an important opportunity to build on bipartisan support, end major epidemics, and realize enormous humanitarian and economic benefits. There are four points to consider as the new president and Congress begin their work. First, it is important to maintain the bipartisan support for global health established over eight Congresses and two presidential administrations. … Second, while the primary goal of global health programs is to save lives, investing in ending epidemics has considerable economic return on investment. … Third, we have been reminded repeatedly by outbreaks such as Zika and Ebola that disease knows no borders. … Finally, investing in global health is an essential part of U.S. diplomacy and national security. … Amid the many controversies today, global health investment stands alone. It saves the lives of millions of men, women, and children every year, and is also one of the best strategic investments we can make in American security and prosperity” (1/5).